Quartz (classic material)

Mt Ida, Montgomery Co., Arkansas, USA
Ex. Dave Bergman
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 6.6 x 6.3 cm
Start Time: 12/21/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/28/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $180

Item Description

Here we have a wonderful old classic Quartz specimen from Mt. Ida featuring a group of colorless, WATER-CLEAR, razor-sharp, lustrous, prismatic crystals, the largest of which measures 4.8 cm. For many decades, several localities in multiple counties in Arkansas have produced of some of the finest quality Quartz specimens in the world. The amazing size, clarity and superior crystal form seen in these specimens puts them in a high echelon, only comparable to few other localities worldwide. The crystals on this are in good condition, though a few small imperfections can be seen, but the termination of the main crystal is undamaged. A superb and showy display specimen of this classic and top-notch material from Arkansas. The specimen was mined in the 1970s.
From the collection of legendary Colorado miner, Dave Bergman. Dave is now retired, but mined all over Colorado and was most famously the former the foreman and primary person in charge of recovering specimens at the famous Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado during the late 1970s. He is also the maternal grandfather of Brian Kosnar. See Dave's photo mining at the Sweet Home on page 58 of Peter Bancroft's book "Gem and Crystal Treasures".

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$180 12/28/2023 6:37:41 pm (CST)
$177 12/28/2023 6:37:41 pm (CST)
$160 12/28/2023 6:37:27 pm (CST)
$150 12/28/2023 6:37:27 pm (CST)
$140 12/27/2023 9:07:53 pm (CST)
$130 12/27/2023 9:07:53 pm (CST)
$120 12/27/2023 9:07:47 pm (CST)
$110 12/27/2023 9:07:47 pm (CST)
$100 12/27/2023 9:07:42 pm (CST)
$90 12/27/2023 9:07:42 pm (CST)
$80 12/27/2023 9:07:35 pm (CST)
$70 12/27/2023 9:07:35 pm (CST)
$60 12/23/2023 5:41:41 pm (CST)
$50 12/23/2023 5:41:41 pm (CST)
$30 12/23/2023 5:41:21 pm (CST)
$25 12/23/2023 5:41:21 pm (CST)
$20 12/23/2023 5:41:06 pm (CST)
$15 12/23/2023 5:41:06 pm (CST)
$10 12/22/2023 11:40:45 am (CST)