Quartz with Ajoite

Messina Mine, Limpopo Prov., Transvaal, South Africa
Cabinet, 14.5 x 14.2 x 5.1 cm
Start Time: 02/20/2010 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2010 6:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

It is very VERY uncommon to get large plates of multiple crystals of these rare included quartzes. Even from a large recent find of the last year or two, it is still more common to get individual points and not clusters. This plate features crystals to 5 cm, mostly undamaged (though a few of no consequence are broken off), with intense scattered inclusions of the rare mineral ajoite. The effect is ghostly and beautiful, and these specimens were highly prized by collectors in the past. This is the first major new find of quantity in a long while, and I believe strongly in buying them now while briefly available again, for the future. 2 similar pieces to this that I have had in the past, have sold for in the $2000-2500 range. While I have looked for more, actively, I have not found such specimens to be had amidst the more common (and pricey) style of larger single points or larger points in clusters. NOTE: extra shipping cost may apply

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