Sugilite included in bright Quartz (rare)

Wessels Mine, Kalahari Manganese Field, South Africa
Thumbnail, 1.9 x 1.7 x 1.2 cm
Start Time: 11/05/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/10/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Small, but a gem! A beautiful thumbnail cluster of water-clear, glassy, quartz crystals colored with vibrant purple sugilite from the 1983 find at the famous Wessels Mine of South Africa. Sugilite is a very rare lithium silicate, not often found in such association. This was a onetime occurrence, and even a tiny thumb like this is a real treasure to those who value such odd and rare finds! This sugilite inclusion is very desirable and hard to obtain today. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!!

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