Stilbite on Quartz (Smale Coll.)

Jalgaon Dist., Nashik Division, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 10.2 x 9.3 x 9.0 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A fantastic, sculptural, 6.8 cm tall complex cluster of intergrown, beautiful salmon-pink, frosted and translucent Stilbite crystals dramatically set on the sculptural rolling basalt matrix covered with starkly contrasting sparkly drusy quartz. The fabulous doubly bowtie crystal in the front is 5.5 cm tall. Ex Dr. Steve Smale Collection. Steve has assembled one of the world's finest private collections and is also a world renowned mathematician. He collects only exceptional quality specimens. Read more about Steve at: Comes with a custom-made and engraved lucite base valued at $145 for free. An amazingly aesthetic, colorful and beautiful stilbite and quartz combination from Jalgaon. Valued at $2500-3000 for superb aesthetics and quality. This is an old style, outstanding old quality from the 1980s or 1990s.