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    Amethyst "Skunk"

    Calcite with Epitaxial Quartz var. Amethyst & Goethite "Skunk"
    Andre Jachetti Mine, Artigas, Artigas Department, Uruguay

    "A superb example of an amethyst "skunk". A pale yellow calcite crystals with dark colored amethyst crystals growing on black horizontal stripes of goethite up three sides of the calcite crystal. Probably the finest example of its kind in the world."
    - Rock H. Currier

    Everything we said about the other "skunks" are true about this one, only raised to a stratospheric level of development and perfection. Looking like an alien artifact, it would be equally at home in a mineral cabinet, or, on the set of Forbidden Planet. David Bowie would have treasured it. You can too.
    Overall Measurements: 7.0 x 7.0 x 8.0 inches (17.8 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm)
    Offered at no reserve

    Provenance: RHC #6002
    Publications: Rock H. Currier. (1997) Amethyst, Agate, and Calcite "Skunks" from Uruguay. Rocks & Minerals, 72:2, pages 94-105.

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




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    26th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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