Amethyst on Quartz (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Capurru Quarry, Osilo, Sassari Province, Sardinia, Italy
Small Cabinet, 9.2 x 7.7 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 12/17/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/29/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A classic and hard to find Amethyst specimen from the famous Capurru Quarry in Italy. The piece features several, sharp, rather lustrous, gemmy, prismatic, lavender color Amethyst crystals on snow white Quartz on matrix. I am told by an Italian friend that the best Amethyst crystals from Italy are found at this quarry. There are some small bright red inclusions in the Amethyst crystals and specks on the surface of the specimen of Hematite which gives a nice touch to the piece. Overall, the piece is essentially damage free, and displays wonderfully.

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