Description

    Quartz
    Zé Pedra Mine, Golconda District
    Governador Valadares, Doce Valley
    Minas Gerais
    Brazil
    7.52 x 4.02 x 3.50 inches (19.10 x 10.20 x 8.90 cm)

    Given that "scepter" Quartz crystals are not, typically, associated with pegmatite deposits, this piece is worthy of special attention. The addition of Pink Tourmaline and lilac Lepidolite on a blue Cleavelandite matrix confirms the pegmatitic origin. The shaft of the "scepter" exhibits a pale smoky tint and becomes much darker where the crystal enlarges. The complex 'head' displays "fensters" where crystal growth at the edges outstripped growth in the center resulting in voids on the planar surfaces. The Quartz is quite transparent and lustrous, especially where the darker color resides in this mineral in excellent condition. This large example comes with a custom acrylic base.

    Provenance: Collector's Edge [Hoppel # D1355]

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




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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2016
    24th-1st Thursday-Thursday
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