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Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (new find) (reminiscent of Cornwall!) viewBack to TUCSON SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday February 14th, 2019

Lesvos Island, North Aegean Sea, Greece
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/14/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$77
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.4 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm

Description:From a new discovery in August of 2018, these are some of the most unique and unusual Chalcedony specimens I've seen. Years ago, I remember seeing a handful of pieces from Cornwall, England that were fairly similar to this specimen, but it still has a look all its own. This new find was collected by a good friend in Greece who traveled to the small island of Lesvos (Lesbos), and discovered the deposit. The piece immediately reminded me of a windswept beach or rolling white-capped waves on the ocean with their gentle flowing forms that almost give the appearance of movement. There is obviously two generations of Chalcedony with a soft blue botryoidal layer underneath the white "flowing" generation on the top. It's a special piece for its beautiful form and wonderful color combination. You just don't see pieces like this very often, and outside of a handful of specimens from Cornwall, I've never seen anything quite like it. A must have for any Quartz collector.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$77 06:37 2/14/2019 karose1
$67 06:14 2/14/2019 hiawatha
$49 01:57 2/14/2019 sjfrep
$32 06:41 2/9/2019 eqynvet
$27 06:41 2/9/2019 tmr
$10 01:59 2/8/2019 eqynvet