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Purple Quartz (var: Chalcedony / Agate) ("Grape" Chalcedony / Agate) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mamuju area, Sulawesi Barat Province, Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Starting Time:5/9/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:5/16/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$249
  • Reserve Bid:$249
  • Current Bid:$249
  • Size:10.8 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A very attractive cabinet specimen of these fairly new "Grape Agate" or "Grape Chalcedony" specimens from Indonesia. I have to say that this one genuinely looks like grapes due to the purple color and spherical shape of the aggregates. I've noticed that these pieces have dried up very quickly, and little is available on the market. The first specimens to come out had great color (like this piece), and then more recently a lot of stuff seems to be fairly dull and more of a grey color. This specimen is filled with semi-spherical, translucent, semi-resinous "balls" or spheroids measuring up to 4 mm free of matrix. This piece is nearly what I would call a complete "floater" as it's almost crystallized 100% of the way around. Superb condition overall, and this is a great chance to own a piece of this strange and gorgeous material. Priced in the inventory at $895.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$249 04:29 5/16/2019 cotter4