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    A Large Brazilian Amethyst "Ice Cave" Geode, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
    16-7/8 x 10-5/8 x 4-3/4 inches (42.9 x 26.9 x 12.0 cm)

    This geode clearly exhibits the appearance of an "ice cave" with a diorama of stalactites and stalagmites in the form of sugary crystalline snowy white Quartz populating the open cavity. The greenish exterior is classic volcanic in origin, and its interior treasures are bordered by a banding of slate blue smooth agate. While this example shaped like the humps on a Bactrian camel is relatively monochromatic inside, this is still essentially a typical form of amethyst geode, which is just lacking in a colorful violet variety of quartz.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    7th-9th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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