Dolomite after Calcite, Cavnic, Maramures, Romania, Mined c. 1965, G & J Megerle Collection, Medium Cabinet, 6.0 x 8.5 x 11.0 cm, $350. Online 1/10.
I have handled a lot of Romanian minerals over my 34 year career but have never seen anything like this from Maramures. It's a district that continues to astound. This piece was collected circa 1965 and produced only 3 pieces from a small pocket: provenance provided by Frank Melanson of Hawthorneden Minerals- Frank made many trips to Maramures and wrote this information was on the back of his label. It's assuredly so that he bought it from the miner who collected it. In excellent condition. ex: George & Judy Megerle Collection.