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Lot 13: BLACK QUARTZ CLUSTER
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
BLACK QUARTZ CLUSTER
Quartz is usually white or clear, but occasionally a "smoky" variety is found, with a dark cloudiness to the crystal. This specimen is an extreme example, with deep black crystals; sprouting from a smoky gray base each shades to a completely dark colorless point, lightly covered with aesthetically contrasting tiny white crystals as though delicately snow-dusted. A dramatic and unusual specimen, it measures 7 1/4 inches wide on a perspex base.