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Quartz (unique material) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection) viewBack to FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - end June 1st, 2017

Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia
  • Starting Time:5/25/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/1/2017 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.7 x 5.7 x 2.6 cm

Description:A most unusual and really interesting Quartz specimen from this ancient mineral producing part of Europe. I'm told that these specimens were actually collected a few years ago (2008-2009), and they caught the attention of a lot of collectors and dealers in Europe. The piece hosts many sharp prismatic Quartz crystals which have a really eye-catching, bright copper colored iridescent coating of iron and manganese oxides to create a beautiful overall specimen. The crystals are mostly simple prisms in habit, but some show slight overgrowths (sceptering) on the terminations. A few of the broken crystals on the edges reveal that the Quartzes are actually colorless and gemmy inside, so this is not an inclusion, but a complete coverage on the crystals to create a pseudo-"patina" that is almost unheard of for the species. The largest crystal measures 8 mm. If you're a Quartz collector, don't miss out on a piece of this unique and hard to find material.

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