Ventifact Miniature in Display Box: Natural Wind-Created Sculpture; Death Valley
Ventifact Miniature in Display Box: Natural Wind-Created Sculpture; Death Valley
Ventifact Miniature in Display Box: Natural Wind-Created Sculpture; Death Valley
Ventifact Miniature in Display Box: Natural Wind-Created Sculpture; Death Valley
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Ventifact Miniature in Display Box: Natural Wind-Created Sculpture; Death Valley

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  • Start : Wed 08 Aug 2018 19:24:07 (EDT)
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A ventifact is a rock which has been sandblasted into bizarre shapes by the action of wind and sand. To form these requires constant breezes in a location where strong winds can carry abrasive sand to erode the stone. In this case, an iron-rich black basalt resisted abrasion more than a reddish and cream layers (which may be feldspar and/or tufa). These strangely shaped rocks are usually boulders and outcroppings eroded only on one side (the side hit with the strongest, sand-carrying wind). This piece, however, is naturally sculpted on all sides, without any flat areas or connection points. This one came out of an old collection and was collected from private land in California's Death Valley. It has a bold pattern of black over buff and red. Although Death Valley National Park now has locations where you can view ventifact formations, collecting is strictly prohibited. A very interesting example that will draw eyes to your collection shelf.

Photos were taken under natural sunlight with the specimen dry. Specimen is mounted on removeable mineral tack in an acrylic display box.

Approx. Size: 36.5 mm (maximum specimen dimension)
Shape/Cut: irregular/unworked
Origin: Death Valley, California (USA)

Known treatment(s): none

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Listing TypeGallery Listing
Listing ID#156656067
Start TimeWed 08 Aug 2018 19:24:07 (EDT)
Close TimeThu 23 Aug 2018 14:20:09 (EDT)
Starting Bid$7.90
Item ConditionNew
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LocationUnited States
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