Description

    Quartz
    Tichka Massif, High Atlas Mtn
    Atlas Mtn
    Morocco
    5.51 x 5.47 x 3.14 inches (14 x 13.9 x 8 cm)



    This is yet another pseudomorph, but this incredible specimen is a very unique one-of-a-kind example of Quartz after Halite where the rock salt crystal had partially dissolved before becoming the "skeleton" for the silica replacement. Looking much like some abstract, antique chalice which has partially melted then re-formed on a weathered sharp base, it features glassy lustrous crystals which literally "ting" as though made of real glass crystal when struck with the fingernail. This is a unique piece with a rare morphology, where the Quartz altered and twisted the crystal lattice resulted in the "bowl" with distorted face edges.

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


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    21st-28th Thursday-Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
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