Rare Herkimer Quartz 'diamonds' on matrix

Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York
Cabinet, 10.3 x 6.1 x 3.9 cm
Start Time: 04/22/2011 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/28/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Matrix Herkimer quartz "diamond" specimens are rare because the crystals commonly break off matrix during collecting, as the matrix is usually very hard. This exceptional and rare larger, undulating plate is covered with tiny, scintillating, glassy, smoky quartz crystals. Water-clear, colorless and RARE yellow citrine, gem-like, quartz "diamond" crystals are richly and strikingly scattered about. The free-standing, 1.1 cm, facet-like Herkimer is remarkable. This very dramatic piece is pristine, except for the modest periphery wear. This is a rare, visually impressive, matrix Herkimer diamond specimen from this renowned New York locale. Triple your pleasure, with both citrine and colorless Herkimers and smokys on the same piece! Valued at $700-900. from the noted quartz collection of Daniel Trinchillo Sr.

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