Superb Calcite with Stilbite on Quartz

Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India
Large Cabinet, 17.0 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Two, glassy and gemmy, light amber, complex calcite rhombs to 3.4 cm are very aesthetically placed in this superb LARGE CABINET specimen from Jalgaon. These rhombs rest on a large, 4.0 cm, brown calcite rhomb partially hidden by the amber rhombs and a coating of small stilbite blades. The well-prepared, large basalt vesicle is lined with sparkly quartz crystals, with a rich sprinkling of small stilbite blades on the floor of the vug. All in all, this is the finest large Indian calcite specimen we have offered at auction. The gemmy rhombs have excellent color, glassiness and crystal form - and are very artistically set in the natural cavity. Overall it really IS special, even amongst so much competition from these mines today. Valued at $1000.

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