Stibnite, Baiutz Mine attr., Maramures, Romania, ex. Louis Lafayette Collection #875, Medium Cabinet 7.5 x 10.0 x 14.0 cm, $2500. Online Jan. 28
A divergent group of gun metal gray prismatic stibnite to 3 cm. Well crystalized to all sides. A fantastic stibnite from this location. Even when the mines were running this would have been considered a stellar example. It is unknown when Mr. Lafayette acquired this piece but his tag indicates he paid $350 - no doubt a high price at the time. A couple of very minor edge rubs but overall in very excellent condition. A great piece.