Aragonite Deposition in Pipe, an Aragonite Specimen and an Aragonite Book: Der Sprudel
Lot 3080
Aragonite Deposition in Pipe, an Aragonite Specimen and an Aragonite Book: Der Sprudel
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Aragonite Deposition in Pipe, an Aragonite Specimen and an Aragonite Book: Der Sprudel
Lot Details
Aragonite Deposition in Pipe, an Aragonite Specimen and an Aragonite Book: Der Sprudel
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
From the renowned spa town of Karlsbad, Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary) comes this cross-section of a large steel pipe with a 2 1/4 in deposit of aragonite in its interior. Probably formed over a period of at least 80 years, it is a result of mineral-rich waters coursing through the pipes on their way from the thermal source to the therapeutic baths of Karlsbad. It is polished on one side to reveal the rich brown and white layers of aragonite sediment, diameter 12 ½ in. Also offered in the lot is a polished section of an aragonite stalactite, height 2 ½ in; and a German/Czech paperbound book entitled Der Sprudel macht den Stein, Schätze aus Karlsbad, the catalogue for the Egerland-Museum exhibition on display from October 2004 to May 2005. The cross-section of a similar pipe is illustrated on page 300. (3)
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