Lepidocrocite included Quartz ("Strawberry Quartz")

Brazil
1.32 ct, 9.00 mm x 5.76 mm
Start Time: 01/24/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/31/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $10

Item Description

If you're in the market for something unique and different, check out this stone. For all of you rarities collectors out there, this one's for you. This is a lovely and unusual gemstone consisting of two separate minerals. Ordinarily this would only be a simple purple colorless Quartz gem were it not for the tiny red, fibrous inclusions of Lepidocrocite inside of it! Lepidocrocite is iron oxide that forms in slender, acicular or "needle-like", bright red crystals (typically as inclusions inside of Quartz). This material is sometimes referred to as "strawberry quartz" in the gem trade. This "Oval Cabochon" cut stone is a nice representative example of this material.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
rhodesian $10 01/28/2019 2:55:39 pm (CST)