Japan-law twin Quartz on Quartz (Montana)

PC Mine, Jefferson Co., Montana, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.9 x 9.3 x 5.2 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $150
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A spectacular, rare 3.3 x 2.0 cm, closed Japan-law twinned tabular quartz crystal is dramatically set in the middle of the sculptural plate of glassy quartz points to 2.0 cm. The sharp lustrous water-clear twin with beveled termination edges is enhanced by the striking chevron-shaped striations. A clean repair above the base is certainly only a modest detraction to this Montana classic, but it is there upon examination (and could be redone in a modern lab, better). The PC Mine is well-known for both open and closed Japan-law twins, but they were never common. Specimens of this quality came out in the 1980s and 90s, with very few since. A very fine and impressive example of the closed Japan-law twin quartz style on large matrix from the mine. The piece looks great from either side.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $150 09/16/2021 5:05:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 09/16/2021 2:45:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 09/16/2021 2:45:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/14/2021 10:38:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/11/2021 6:58:09 pm (CDT)
GBC $100 09/11/2021 6:58:09 pm (CDT)
GBC $30 09/10/2021 9:01:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/10/2021 9:01:52 pm (CDT)
GBC $20 09/10/2021 5:23:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/10/2021 1:26:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/10/2021 5:00:16 am (CDT)