Smoky Quartz (uncommon locale) ex Trinchillo Sr. Coll.

Windegghorn Mt., Trift Valley, Bern, Switzerland
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 12/03/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/10/2009 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Daniel Trinchillo Sr. had a special attraction to quartz specimens. His collection contained many and this is certainly a very fine example from a much less common Swiss locality - Windegghorn Mountain in Bern. This striking, gem-like, water-clear, pretty light smoky quartz crystal is water-clear, sharply pseudohexagonal and has very interesting stepped-growth faces. Complete all-around, the super trivial termination wear and contacting near the base are noted, but are very modest detractions to this classic and impressive smoky from a less well-known locale. Comes with a custom-made and engraved lucite base valued at $100 as a free bonus. MUCH BETTER IN PESON. The gem-like quality of the crystal made photography difficult.

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