Rose Quartz on Smoky Quartz (ex Richard Kosnar Collection)

Ilha Claim (an island in the middle of the Jequitinhonha River), Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $309
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This specimen is from a find from the early 1970's. It features rich pink color prismatic hexagonal crystals that have formed a "flower" or "sunburst" type growth which are enveloping a single prism of Smoky Quartz in the center of the specimen. It has a soft luster, but the color is good for the size. Some of the Rose Quartz crystals are also notably gemmy, bordering on transparent in areas. Good quality all around, very minor damage and the color combination is eye-catching and unique in the mineral world. You don't see these on the market anymore, don't miss out! Valued at $900-$1200. This piece was acquired by Richard Kosnar personally in Brazil and remained in his personal collection until his death. Kosnar was a well-known mineral dealer and collector from Colorado, along with being the namesake for the phosphate species Kosnarite.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $309 11/25/2021 6:14:47 am (CST)
Private Bidder $299 11/24/2021 9:52:24 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $294 11/24/2021 9:52:24 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $279 11/24/2021 3:27:38 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $269 11/24/2021 3:27:38 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $260 11/24/2021 12:12:54 am (CST)
Private Bidder $250 11/24/2021 12:12:54 am (CST)
Private Bidder $249 11/20/2021 1:23:31 pm (CST)