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Smoky Quartz (ex David Burgess Collection) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - featuring specimens from the newly acquired DAVID BURGESS COLLECTION - end Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Mooralla, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:48:05 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.6 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm

Description:A good quality piece of the famous Smoky Quartz specimens from Mooralla featuring a nearly doubly-terminated sharp, very lustrous, gemmy crystal with a distinct "scepter" / "reverse scepter" habit free of matrix. When backlit, you can see a range of colors from nearly black "Morion" Quartz to essentially colorless on the edges. The label accompanying the piece states that the crystal originated from a rhyolitic lava geode. Classic material from this well-known Australian locality! Minor roughness, but great quality overall. Valued at $500. From the worldwide collection of David Burgess (1951-2016). David was a prolific species collector from Newington, Connecticut, and the namesake for the extremely rare cobalt arsenate species Burgessite, which he discovered.

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