Quartz (Japan-Law Twin) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Siglo XX mine, Llallagua, Bustillo Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Miniature, 4.7 x 2.7 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 05/27/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/03/2010 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

The Japan-Law twin Quartz specimens from this mine are well known in the mineral world, and this piece is a nice example of said material. The specimen hosts a beautiful, very gemmy, colorless Japan-Law twin Quartz along with a few prismatic Quartz crystals. The overall aesthetics are excellent, and one side of the twin looks broken, but I louped it, and it's really a partial incomplete growth, as there IS an actual termination there. Siglo XX is one of the most impressive Bolivian localities hands down. It is the type locality for many "best in the world" species, and it even produces some amazing specimens of common species like Quartz. Valued at $800. Enjoy!

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