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  • Item Category: Natural History
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 23, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House
Item #P111 We specialize in beautiful and unique pewter mine scenes. You won't find better mine scenes made anywhere. The mine
scenes are made in America, using lead-free pewter. The rocks on the inside of the mine scenes are blue/purple chalcopyrite (Peacock Ore).
The gold veins are made from pyrite (also known as Fool's Gold). All the mine scenes have an acrylic base so they won't scratch any surface.
Agate is a variety of quartz. Quartz is one of the most common substances found in the earth's crust, yet it can form in so many
beautiful ways. Agate is a special form of quartz called chalcedony, which forms in veins and geodes in unique colors, and often
in layers called banding. Agates are found all over the world, but Brazil is the main source of most of the agate geodes and slices
that you see.
This particular scene has miners on TOP of the geode as well as inside the geode (hollow rock). These mine scenes are very popular.
This mine scene weighs 1 lb. 9 ounces and is 4 1/4" wide, 4" high, and 3 1/2" deep.