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    Smoky Quartz
    Diamantina
    Minas Gerais
    Brazil

    This spectacular and massive Smoky Quartz is from Diamantina, Brazil, often referred to by the locals as Jacare or "Alligator Quartz" for the patterns and shapes in these elongated, unusual Quartz crystals. These characteristic crystals are fully formed, but in an elongated manner along the C-axis resembling scaled skin. The sizable, plate-like, specimen is highly aesthetic and displays nice luster, transparency and a haunting mix of smoky and clear Quartz. This is a Goldilocks of minerals as it is neither too large nor too small, but just the right size. This unique formation is localized to one region of Brazil creating a dramatic offering with high decorative appeal. Coming out of a private Texas collection, this somewhat V-shaped mineral is in great condition and is accompanied by an engraved custom acrylic base.
    Measurements: 13.78 x 12.60 x 1.95 inches (35.00 x 32.00 x 4.95 cm)

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    17th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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