Quartz with weird Chlorite tip

Ganesh Himal Massif, Dhading Dist., Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal
Large Cabinet, 15.2 x 1.8 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $469
Winning Bidder: duncangb

Item Description

A bizarre looking large quartz crystal from the Alpine-type deposits of the Ganesh Himal Massif of Nepal. Opaque dark green chlorite has totally included the sharp skewed termination of this impressive gem quartz crystal. The striking glassiness, lustre, subtle stepped-growth faces and white albite matrix at the base add even more character to this pristine and exotic 360-degree quartz. Quartz crystals of this style came out in 1999 and into the 2000s. A very fine large example. This is a VERY RARE and striking style, as few gem quartz crystals had the chlorite restricted only to the termination. Most specimens have the chlorite included in the body of the crystal.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder * $469 04/08/2021 6:02:35 pm (CDT)
duncangb * $469 04/08/2021 6:02:35 pm (CDT)
duncangb $379 04/08/2021 1:58:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $369 04/08/2021 1:58:36 pm (CDT)
duncangb $343 04/08/2021 1:58:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 04/08/2021 1:58:23 pm (CDT)
duncangb $270 04/05/2021 12:43:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 04/05/2021 12:43:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $212 04/04/2021 5:41:33 pm (CDT)
duncangb $202 04/04/2021 5:41:33 pm (CDT)
duncangb $135 04/04/2021 5:25:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 04/04/2021 10:23:09 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $123 04/04/2021 10:23:09 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 04/03/2021 12:02:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 04/03/2021 12:02:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 04/03/2021 12:02:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 04/03/2021 12:02:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 04/03/2021 12:02:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 04/03/2021 12:02:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 04/02/2021 11:34:12 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.