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Amethyst (McBroom & Dillwith Coll.) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
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Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:7.7 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Some of the finest Italian amethyst specimens have come from this well-known Sardinian quarry and this is a aesthetic small cabinet from the Allen Dillwith Collection of Texas. Pretty blush-purple, glassy, water-clear prisms, to 2.0 cm, are very attractively scattered on the sculptural quartz and calcite-lined vug in volcanic tuff matrix. The crystals are large for the locality and look like classic Las Vigas amethysts. Previously in the H.R. McBroom Collection.

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