Aragonite Deposition in Pipe Cross Section and a book on Aragonite
Lot 9235
Aragonite Deposition in Pipe Cross Section and a book on Aragonite
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Natural History New York
30 Apr 2008 13:00 EDT

Auction 16422
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Aragonite Deposition in Pipe Cross Section and a book on Aragonite
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 ½ inch 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. Polished on one side, a variety of rich brown hues of the aragonite deposit are visible as is the natural edge of the deposition at the center, diameter 14 ½. Also offered in the lot is a German/Czech paperbound book entitled Der Sprudel macht den Stein, Schatze 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. (2)
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