Herkimer Quartz "diamonds" on matrix (rare)

Fonda, Montgomery Co., New York
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.8 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 12/17/2009 6:40:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/29/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Matrix Herkimer quartz "diamond" specimens are rare because the crystals commonly break off matrix during collecting, as the matrix is commonly very hard. The sculptural matrix on this very fine specimen features sharp, glassy, cut gem-like, quartz crystals - two aesthetically set on the top and one "diamond" attractively set on either side of the matrix. The large crystal on top is 2.3 x 2.2 cm and while the back of the crystal is contacted, it has no damage, per se and is out of sight. This is a rare, visually impressive, complete all-around, matrix Herkimer diamond specimen from a much less well-known New York locale - Fonda in Montgomery County. Ex Bob Sullivan Collection. Valued at $500-600.

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