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    Smoky Quartz
    Brazil
    9.84 x 9.45 x 11.42 inches (25.00 x 24.00 x 29.00 cm)

    This is a truly massive example of Smoky Quartz which is confirmed by the weight of the piece at a stout 37.5 lbs. (17 kg). The haunting dark tower is more reminiscent of some faraway castle from the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, but the mineral featured here is all crystal. The "pinnacle" has a graduated layering as it culminates at the top of a mountain of solid, well-defined crystal faces. This piece has a glassy texture, even though it is only slightly translucent. This is huge statement mineral, with impressive form and real display potential. Size is an obvious characteristic here, but the amazing crystal growth faces "makes" it.

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


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    2nd Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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