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 Bid: $180

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

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
moosemountain $180 03/26/2020 5:13:20 pm (CDT)
escalade1602 $170 03/26/2020 5:13:19 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $130 03/26/2020 3:59:14 pm (CDT)
jjanson1500 $120 03/26/2020 3:59:13 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $101 03/26/2020 10:56:27 am (CDT)
tubman $91 03/26/2020 10:56:26 am (CDT)
moosemountain $81 03/26/2020 9:20:55 am (CDT)
demacedo $71 03/26/2020 9:20:54 am (CDT)
moosemountain $61 03/23/2020 1:38:10 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $51 03/23/2020 1:17:10 pm (CDT)
demacedo $50 03/23/2020 1:17:10 pm (CDT)
demacedo $45 03/23/2020 12:09:36 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $40 03/23/2020 12:09:36 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 03/23/2020 11:54:43 am (CDT)
demacedo $25 03/23/2020 11:54:42 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $20 03/23/2020 11:54:33 am (CDT)
demacedo $15 03/23/2020 11:54:32 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 03/20/2020 6:09:56 pm (CDT)