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Quartz ps. After Calcite on Amethyst (rare) Lavinsky Coll. viewBack to Weekly COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTIONS - Dec 15,2011

San Vicente Mine, Guanajuato, Guanajauto, Mexico
  • Starting Time:12/10/2011 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/15/2011 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:9.8 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A stunning and aesthetic plate from the less well-known San Vicente Mine at Guanajuato, Mexico. Striking pseudomorphs of quartz after bundles of calcite needles are aesthetically strewn on the crust of lustrous, glassy, light purple amethyst points. All of the pseudos look wheat sheave bundles tied with brown and purple twine. This is an extremely fine and rare combination specimen from this historic locale. It displays beautifully. Ex Robert Lavinsky Collection and purchased from a travelling Mexican dealer in 1992 - to date, the only pocket I know of, with this habit! I had only one big plate of this material, found recently after unpacking from our office move. It was long in my own collection as a "calcite"!

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