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Amethyst on Feldspar (ex Watzl Collection) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $999 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends THURSDAY, March 7, 2019

Goboboseb Mts, Brandberg Area, Dâures, Erongo Region, Namibia
  • Starting Time:2/28/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:3/7/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:8.3 x 6.9 x 7.4 cm

Description:Of the thousands of Quartz crystals found from the Brandberg Area, a small percentage of them were found on matrix, and an EXCEPTIONALLY smaller percentage were found on well-crystallized Feldpsar matrix like this piece. This piece is from an older find in the Goboboseb Mts featuring a handful of very sharp, rather lustrous, gemmy, prismatic crystals of Quartz with rich siberian purple Amethyst "tips" that transition into slightly colorless and pale smoky colored hues at the base of the crystals which are aesthetically flaring off of well-crystallized blocky cream colored crystals of Microcline (some appear to be "Baveno" twins) sitting on pinkish colored Orthocloase crystal matrix. The largest Amethyst crystal measures 5.2 cm long. The Amethyst crystals are beautiful up close and are certainly a bit more distinct from what we're used to seeing from this area. There is a tiny dusting of an unknown pistachio-green mineral on the Microcline crystals that you can see in the last close up photo. I can't stress the fact that these crystals are sitting on such beautifully crystallized Feldpsar matrix! Try doing a search for Amethyst from this area and see how long it takes before you can find another piece like this with such well-formed isolated crystals on this particular kind of matrix. The piece is a in great condition overall on the display side with only a tiny bit of superficial roughness to the tips of the Amethyst crystals, but the back of the left-most Amethyst is contacted (not visible from the display side). Lastly, the piece has NO REPAIRS, which is important for this material as many of them are glued back together. A fantastic specimen of this now classic material dating back to what was an earlier discovery based upon the information from those who are very familiar with the material. The piece comes with a lovely hand-written label from the Anton and Rudi Watzl.

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