Phantom Amethyst with Calcite ex consie prince coll.

La Sirena Mine, Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico
Cabinet, 10.7 x 7.3 x 7.2 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

The fabulously rich silver mines at Guanajuato, Mexico have produced some oustanding amethyst specimens and this is an outstanding and unusual combination example. This very showy, two-sided CABINET piece is distinctively different, than most you see from any other locality. There are actually two generations of quartz on this piece, which is wonderfully peppered with milky-white calcite rhombs on one side. The frontal face is composed of nifty looking, doubly terminated amethyst crystals. The sharp, amethyst terminations are composed of water-clear, colorless quartz! Looking down onto the crystals gives a surreal phantom-like look. There is contacting on the back on one side (out of sight) and on one side (modest detraction). Uncommonly very fine material from this famous locale. Old find,s circa 1970s or early 1980s, ex Consie Prince collection

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More