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Aquamarine on Smoky Quartz with Muscovite viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $999 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends THURSDAY, March 7, 2019

Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
  • 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

  • Start Bid:$999
  • Reserve Bid:$999
  • Current Bid:$1,074
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:9.4 x 8.5 x 2.4 cm

Description:When it comes to Aquamarine, the finest specimens in the world are found in Pakistan. This particular specimen is about as aesthetic as gets for a matrix association specimen of Aquamarine from any locality. A wonderful, thin, tapered, gemmy, soft blue colored "pencil" of Aquamarine measuring 7.7 cm long is dramatically flaring at a nearly 45 degree angle out of a solitary, GEM quality, sharp, lustrous, richly colored Smoky Quartz crystal with beautiful accenting silvery colored Muscovite crystals on each side. The composition and balance make it a truly eye-catching specimen and incredibly desirable in my mind. You just don't see pieces like this very often, and this particular arrangement makes for such a photogenic specimen. There is no real damage to speak of on the display side, though there is a slight contact on the back of the Smoky Quartz. The Aqua crystal has notable striations along the length of the prism, and while it's not actually damaged, there is a spot of interrupted growth near the termination where it obviously grew against the pocket wall. A gorgeous display specimen and a real showstopper in terms of sheer visceral appearance. Valued in the inventory at $3,500.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$1,074 05:40 3/7/2019 jhoffm10
$1,024 01:04 3/6/2019 borabora
$999 01:35 3/4/2019 eoadave