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Lot 709

Very Fine 9 lb. Rutilate Quartz Crystal Specimen from Brazil. Wonderful example of a large rutilated quartz specimen which is transparent with yellow rutile inclusions that appear as if hair-like growths. These inclusions vary greatly but usually appear like thin golden hairs criss-crossing or forming starburst patterns in dense formations. An incredible effect as if the entire specimen were a small tank of water and these inclusions merely floating in this transparent matrix. Specimen measures 9 x 8½ x 1", with edges and surfaces polished to a smooth finish. At least 75% of the specimen have these inclusions, the quartz a lovely light clear smoke color. Beautiful large cabinet specimen from a collection assembled 30 years ago. Estimate Value $700 - UP

Realized $425

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