Quartz var: Smoky with Muscovite on Microcline

Sakhan-gyi, Kyauk-Pyat-That, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
Ex. Bill Larson
Cabinet, 11.8 x 10.3 x 5.7 cm
Start Time: 05/23/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/01/2024 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $146

Item Description

An impressive full-cabinet sized specimen from Sakhan-gyi featuring many incredibly sharp, highly lustrous, well-formed hexagonal crystals of Smoky Quartz measuring up to 3.8 cm, associated with "rose"-shaped groups of Muscovite sitting on cream colored Microcline matrix. A few dings can be seen on the Quartz crystals, so they're not all completely undamaged, but the piece is largely in very good condition and quite showy. These are RARE from Sakhan-gyi, and a big display specimen of this material is almost unheard of. Valued $950.
From the collection of Bill ("Burma Bill") Larson of Fallbrook, California. Bill is a well-known gem and mineral dealer as well as a miner and worldwide mineral collector. Bill has traveled the world for decades in search of fine gems and minerals, and was directly involved in the in-person acquisition and importation of superb specimens and stones from Myanmar (Burma). You can read his biography at https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/larsonwilliam-f/

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$146 06/01/2024 6:01:51 pm (CDT)
$136 06/01/2024 4:32:05 pm (CDT)
$126 06/01/2024 12:40:34 pm (CDT)
$116 05/31/2024 12:15:13 pm (CDT)
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$34 05/30/2024 4:14:12 pm (CDT)
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$24 05/28/2024 5:07:59 am (CDT)
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$10 05/24/2024 3:32:23 pm (CDT)