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    Mixed Plate on Base
    Rio Grande do Sul
    Brazil
    12.20 x 9.84 x 2.00 inches (31.00 x 25.00 x 5.10 cm)


    This very rare mixed plate has everything on it but the "kitchen sink." The geode that produced this piece was created in a bubble of lava from an ancient volcano in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. This plate was once the exterior wall of a geode evident by the white "lava" crusting seen on the back. It is a hodgepodge assortment of clear Quartz with Iron inclusions, Purple Amethyst "flowers" and patches of dark green volcanic lava. The amalgam of textures and colors are truly something to witness and, quite honestly, very odd behavior for minerals. This piece comes with a custom wood base for display.

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




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    3rd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
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