Description

    SCHORL
    Davib East Farm 61 (Davib Ost Farm), Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

    A very, very, very large group of brilliantly lustrous Schorl crystals of stout proportions, the members of this radiating cluster show lengths up to 3.07 inches (7.8 cm) and diameters up to 2.75 inches (7.0 cm). Many of the crystals show an intriguing "Mercedes" star as part of their terminal faces. All are heavily striated, and there appears to by some Hyalite Opal at the base. There is a tiny area of contact on the backside and bottom; otherwise, this enormous piece is virtually a "floater," with condition rated excellent approaching pristine. It is decidely more impressive in person. It is accompanied by a custom labeled base.
    Overall measurements: 7.6 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches (19.2 x 13 x 13 cm)

    Illustrated: Fong/Walker, M., Neumeier, G., & Walker, J. (Eds.). (2015). The World of Tourmaline: The Gerhard Wagner Collection. Dallas, Texas: Ivy Press. Page 205.
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    Estimate: $28,000 - $38,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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