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Mineral Specimen #4833    Aragonite variety: Cave Pearls

Schwabische Alb, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Ex. Dave Shannon

A plastic dome filled with small Aragonite Cave Pearls. The Pearls vary in color from an off white to a darker beige. The darker ones have a high luster whereas the lighter colored ones have a dull surface. I recently found these at a satellite show in Denver and immediately recognized the dome as being from Dave Shannon from whom I bought several of these domes and repackaged them in smaller lots in thumbnail boxes. In fact, there is an example of one of these lots on the website as specimen T1621 which was sold to Kirk Valuet quite a few years ago and then repurchased in late 2011 when I bought his collection. Dave's description stated these were from a living limestone cave in the region.

Condition: Excellent

Flaws: Nothing Appreciable

Plastic dome measures 4.5 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm; Largest Cave Pearl measures 4 mm in diameter

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From Europe | Carbonates | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars