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Gem DT Smoky Quartz (rare) Paul Otto Coll. viewBack to POST-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Nov 1, 2018

Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:6.9 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Limpid smoky quartz crystals of this quality from the Shigar Valley are an uncommon and highly valued commodity. This sharp, water-clear, gem-like, glass crystal has excellent smoky color. Interestingly, a couple of the offset termination faces are preferentially frosted, with all other faces being glass-clear. The subtle stepped-growth faces add real pizzazz to this highly lustrous beauty. Complete-all-around and nearly pristine, with only a small mostly out-of-sight termination edge bruise on the back. A fine BONUS, is the crystal is technically doubly terminated, as the rehealed broken base is covered with a myriad of small lustrous points. Ex Paul Otto Collection

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