Graf Claim, McTavish Township, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Feast your eyes on "The Purple Heart of Thunder Bay" - an Amethyst cluster of Uruguayan color, luster and form. Surprise! It's from the cool, piney woods of Ontario, Canada, where the mosquitoes are the size of hummingbirds. The only way to distinguish this specimen's origin from the Uruguayan look-alike is that the inner core of this lustrous group is composed of coarse Calcite crystals with no trace of volcanic materials. To confirm the Canadian origins, there are specific location notations on the label: "NE ¼ of S ½ Min Loc 10 Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada." The stubby, sharp pyramids completely cover the calcitic core which; if you close one eye - looks vaguely heart-shaped. With both eyes open, it looks like a very fine Amethyst with great luster and pristine condition.
    Overall Measurements: 8.6 x 7.4 x 3.0 inches (21.9 x 18.8 x 7.6 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Robert Nowakowski Collection

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    4th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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