Weird citrine-colored Quartz w/ clay inclusions ex Ken Roberts

Corinto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Cabinet, 12.4 x 8.1 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 07/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/22/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $421
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A bizarre, RARE and colorful large quartz from the well-known sandstone deposits at Corinto, classic for the strange inclusions within. Striking orange-brown to yellow-green clays are richly included in the dramatic compound cluster of water-clear, super glassy light smoky/citrine quartz crystals. The impressive large crystal at the top with two sharp terminations is 7.0 cm tall. Most quartz specimens from Corinto resemble famous Arkansas quartz pieces. The overall aspect is unique and unusual - specimens from this small find of the mid-2000s (2005?) are immediately recognizable for this look, in fact. Clay inclusions in quartz are well known from Brazil, but this presents a cluster of stunningly lustrous and gemmy crystals, with more yellow-green inclusions than the typical beige, white, or reddish sorts. A fascinating and rare large Brazilian included smoky quartz specimen. This is a stunnign piece, mesmerizing in person. It comes form the important quartz collection assembled by dealer/collector Ken Roberts. Valued $1000-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $421 07/22/2021 6:19:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $411 07/22/2021 6:19:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $410 07/22/2021 6:19:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $400 07/22/2021 6:18:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $379 07/22/2021 6:18:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $369 07/22/2021 6:17:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $359 07/22/2021 6:16:14 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $301 07/18/2021 4:09:41 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $126 07/18/2021 3:07:22 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $10 07/17/2021 11:14:51 pm (CDT)