Quartz w/ Fluorite inclusions (one-time find)
- Amborompotsy, Fianarantsoa Province, Madagascar
- Cabinet, 13.3 x 6.4 x 5.6 cm
- Start Time: 10/01/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 10/08/2009 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
A, stunning, very rare, multiple crystal, CABINET specimen of unique and unusual quartz from a one-time, 2005 find in Madagascar. Specimens are very hard to get today. Purple fluorite octahedrons to 5 mm are richly and attractively included in large, dramatic, intergrown, lightly frosted, transparent, quartz crystals on a matrix of smaller quartz crystals. The beautiful, sharply terminated spires are complete all-around and only the very trivial termination wear on both crystals prevents them from being pristine. A striking, visual specimen, enhanced by the nifty, perpendicular quartz needle at the base. One of the best pieces from this very small find. Valued at $1000-1200.