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    QUARTZ var. AMETHYST
    Piedra Parada, Mun. de Tatatila, Veracruz, Mexico

    The place was called "Las Vigas," and, somehow, that was dropped, and "Piedra Parada" is now all the rage. Whatever! The Quartz crystals from this renowned locality are not affected and never were. As a textbook example of that unaffected material, one could do worse than to own this matrix specimen. It features a radiating group of lustrous Quartz crystals on a medium brown matrix. Those crystals show typically colorless basal sections progressing to transparent violet at the terminations. Limpid clarity near the terminations allows red inclusions to be seen inside the crystals. Condition is excellent to pristine, and the specimen shows possible signs of "reinforcement" on the reverse side. Otherwise, it is as Mother Nature made it.
    Overall measurements: 3.4 x 2.2 x 2.0 inches (8.7 x 5.6 x 5.2 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Dan Belsher Collection


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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