Rare Vintage Pewter Bighorn Sheep, w/Crystals Geodes

Rare Vintage Pewter Bighorn Sheep, w/Crystals Geodes

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Geological: Mineral Specimens: Pre 1990: Item # 1455364

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Garland, Texas 75049-5633
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 Sale $80.00 w/US Priority/Insured
Item was $150.00 w/US Priority.
The size of item: 3 5/8"L x 3" W x 2 3/4" D. This fine looking Bighorn sheep standing inside Half Crystal Geodes dome. The size of sheep, 1 1/2"H x 1 1/4"L. The weight is 13 1/4oz / 375 grams. It is finely made pewter by Comstock Creations, Durango, Co. in 1988, who is famous of pewter works. I have purchased with other group which we are offering first time to public. The condition of Bighorn as well as dome is excellent. Dome end has open which is see thru. Surface of cutside is very smooth. It never been displayed. This is only one piece available to sell. Price including US Priority mail insured. Geodes information you can find in Wikipedia. It is facinating. Sale $80.00 w/US Priority/Insured. Item was $150.00.

Item was Geodes are spherical masses of mineral crystals which have formed in cavities of the surrounding rock. These cavities may form in the following types of rock: Igneous: As volcanic lava or magma cools, gas bubbles may form. As the gasses dissolve and the rock hardens, the resulting cavities (vesicles) remain trapped in the rock. Sedimentary: In this case a mass of minerals deposited in the sediment may dissolve over time, leaving the empty cavity. Alternatively, the sediment may contain organic matter that also dissolves to form an empty space. The next step in the formation of the geode requires water, and lots of it. As the rain water or ground water percolates through the surrounding rock, it dissolves other minerals in that rock. This mineral-rich water then seeps through into the cavity, leaving behind a thin layer of minerals on the hollow interior. Over thousands and millions of years, these continual deposits of minerals form into the crystals that you can see lining the inside of the geode cavity. You can read more information at Wikipedia.