Tanzanite & Prehnite on large Quartz

Merelani Hills, Manyara Region, Tanzania
17.0 x 11.5 x 9.5 cm
Start Time: 03/20/2020 4:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/26/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: moosemountain

Item Description

A sculptural and impressive large quartz combination of the matrix associations from the famous Merelani Hills. One side of the large very glassy, stepped-growth quartz crystal section hosts a 3.0 cm section of a classic striated tanzanite crystal. Super juicy, lustrous, translucent contrasting yellow-green prehnite botryoids are dramatically and richly festooned on both sides of the large crystal section and on the striking piggyback 15.3 cm long quartz crystal with the water-clear termination. The tip of the piggyback quartz is contacted with no damage. The large prehnite botryoid on the top end is 1.5 wide. This is a VERY RARE, colorful and exotic large combination from this renowned locale that helps to show how things form in such a strange deposit. Value?? We've never seen another like it in this size, richness and combination quality