Quartz var: Chalcedony (var: Chrysoprase) (New Find!)

Sulawesi, Indonesia
Cabinet, 14.3 x 7.8 x 7.7 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $100

Item Description

From a brand new find on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, here we have a rarely seen hefty cabinet sized display specimen of Chrysoprase. This material is a variety of Chalcedony with a characteristic apple green to slightly blue-green color which according to mindat is caused by inclusions of nickel-bearing silicates such as Willemseite, NĂ©pouite or others. Typically you only see massive "chunks" of Chrysoprase from various world localities, but this piece is actually a displayable matrix specimen featuring beautiful brightly seafoam green colored patches of Chrysoprase associated with small spherical groups of nearly colorless Chalcedony. Very fun to view up close and inside of a display case. If you're a fan of Quartz and its many varieties, I'll bet you don't have one of these in your collection, especially a robust near large cabinet sized specimen like this. This piece was collected in early 2022, and literally just arrived at our office a couple weeks ago, and we wanted to throw it into the auctions to give everybody a chance to get their hands on one of these beauties immediately.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$100 03/23/2023 6:40:57 pm (CDT)
$91 03/23/2023 6:40:57 pm (CDT)
$81 03/23/2023 6:35:53 pm (CDT)
$71 03/23/2023 6:26:12 pm (CDT)
$61 03/23/2023 6:20:34 pm (CDT)
$51 03/22/2023 9:49:09 pm (CDT)
$46 03/22/2023 9:49:01 pm (CDT)
$45 03/22/2023 9:49:01 pm (CDT)
$40 03/18/2023 5:59:00 pm (CDT)
$35 03/18/2023 5:59:00 pm (CDT)
$31 03/18/2023 12:06:04 pm (CDT)
$26 03/18/2023 12:05:52 pm (CDT)
$25 03/18/2023 12:05:52 pm (CDT)
$15 03/18/2023 1:41:34 am (CDT)
$10 03/17/2023 11:02:32 pm (CDT)