Description

    Quartz Sphere with Chlorite Inclusion
    Brazil

    This water-clear sphere is truly something to inspect. It has an intriguing triangular Chlorite "phantom" crystal locked inside. The green crystal appears cloudy as it was deposited inside the growing Quartz as fine-grained suspended particles; nonetheless, this phantom has well defined faces. The Quartz has been cut and polished to highlight this fascinating growth habit alongside natural internal fractures which create vibrant refractions. This sphere is a natural wonder and appealing from any angle. It is in excellent condition and its unique nature makes it much more than just another decorative sphere.
    Overall Measurements: 6 inches (15.24 cm) in diameter, 9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg.)
    Offered at no reserve.


    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    3rd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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