Quartz var. 'Herkimer Diamond', with Pyrobitumen

Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $121
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

“Herkimer-style” Quartz "diamonds" are one of those USA classics that are rather unique, so they are more than just "locality Quartz specimens" to collectors. We have seen many, as have you, but this is a particularly balanced, wonderful cluster that is all you could expect. The largest crystal is an impressive 4.1 cm, and each crsytal is glassy, gemmy, and sharp. The included Pyrobitumen adds character to the crystals. It is hard to find a quality cluster this size, and it is even better in person, as these are very tricky to photograph. This material is world famous for its superior form, amazing gemminess, and sheer quality. This floater cluster (complete all around) stands tall among its brethren. From the collection of East Coast collector, George Elling, specializing in historic minerals of the East Coast and minerals from the development of old European mineralogy.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $121 11/25/2021 2:46:56 am (CST)
Private Bidder $111 11/25/2021 2:46:56 am (CST)
Private Bidder $87 11/24/2021 1:29:19 pm (CST)
whisper $77 11/24/2021 1:29:19 pm (CST)
whisper $61 11/21/2021 12:29:28 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $51 11/21/2021 12:29:28 pm (CST)
whisper $46 11/21/2021 12:29:13 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $41 11/21/2021 12:29:13 pm (CST)
whisper $36 11/21/2021 10:20:32 am (CST)
Private Bidder $31 11/21/2021 10:20:32 am (CST)
Private Bidder $20 11/20/2021 11:06:48 am (CST)
Private Bidder $15 11/20/2021 10:32:24 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 11/19/2021 11:29:01 pm (CST)