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    Quartz with Muscovite
    Mt. Xuebaoding pegmatite deposit
    Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan
    China

    The sheer complexity of this specimen offers numerous attributes worth noting of which its monstrous size should not be overlooked. From a locality where Quartz is uncommon, this piece is a unique and a significant example from the famous Mt. Xuebaoding Pegmatite Deposits. This clear mineral is replete with mesmerizing inclusions such as Schorl Tourmaline and Mica. The interior looks like an "ocean" of activity when viewed on its custom engraved acrylic base. The growths on the exterior of the massive crystal are equally demonstrative and definitely add a dimension of intrigue to this glorious specimen. Out of the collection of Zhang Jun, owner of the Foo Young Museum of Minerals in Xi'An, the example was obtained in China around 2010 and subsequently exhibited in the 'Crystalline Treasures of China' exhibition at the University of Arizona, which opened in conjunction with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show in 2013. Jun is a retired Army Officer and considered one of the top Chinese mineral collectors. There is a mystical nature to this piece of substantial size and weight as the "crystal" clarity allows an incredible view into the dynamic interior. The enormous glassy point has subtle striations on its faces. The primarily clear Quartz has a natural "smoky" aspect to its appearance due to grayish associations.
    Measurements: 9.45 x 7.87 x 5.51 inches (24.00 x 20.00 x 14.00 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Robert Lavinsky Collection, Ex. Zhang Jun Collection


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