Quartz (var: Chalcedony) (new find) (reminiscent of Cornwall!)

Lesvos Island, North Aegean Sea, Greece
5.4 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 02/07/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/14/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $77

Item Description

From a new discovery in August of 2018, these are some of the most unique and unusual Chalcedony specimens I've seen. Years ago, I remember seeing a handful of pieces from Cornwall, England that were fairly similar to this specimen, but it still has a look all its own. This new find was collected by a good friend in Greece who traveled to the small island of Lesvos (Lesbos), and discovered the deposit. The piece immediately reminded me of a windswept beach or rolling white-capped waves on the ocean with their gentle flowing forms that almost give the appearance of movement. There is obviously two generations of Chalcedony with a soft blue botryoidal layer underneath the white "flowing" generation on the top. It's a special piece for its beautiful form and wonderful color combination. You just don't see pieces like this very often, and outside of a handful of specimens from Cornwall, I've never seen anything quite like it. A must have for any Quartz collector.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
karose1 $77 02/14/2019 6:37:27 pm (CST)
hiawatha $67 02/14/2019 6:14:07 pm (CST)
sjfrep $49 02/14/2019 1:57:03 am (CST)
eqynvet $32 02/09/2019 6:41:20 pm (CST)
tmr $27 02/09/2019 6:41:20 pm (CST)
eqynvet $10 02/08/2019 1:59:41 pm (CST)