Smoky Quartz, Schorl & Microcline on Albite (SUPERB combo)

Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.0 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:16:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A STUNNING, incredibly aesthetic combination specimen from Pakistan. A glassy, transparent, 4.0 cm smoky quartz crystal is centrally placed and beautifully set in front of a blocky, lustrous, pearlescent, 3.7 cm microcline crystal. The snow-white albite crsytal matrix is fantastically studded with a plethora of lustrous, jet-black schorl crystals. This fabulous combo is in superb condition, with only periphery wear. Smoky quartz, in this combination, is UNCOMMON from the Shigar Valley. I obtained this excellent piece in a large lot deal with Wayne Thompson. His label price shows the so-called KEYSTONE price or half off at $1200 when he went to liquidate a chunk of his inventory under $10,000 at the show. It was originally priced at $2400. A fine spiker for this auction of common minerals in an uncommonly nice combo

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