Rutilated quartz

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    1. dardilrocks 43 months ago | reply

      beautiful presentation Tom!

    2. Captain Tenneal 43 months ago | reply

      Thank you sir. When you have nice material to work with it makes the job so much easier.

    3. agates4me 43 months ago | reply

      Damn, I love this quartz!!

    4. Captain Tenneal 43 months ago | reply

      Me too Bill but we'll (At least I'll) never be able to afford one of these.

    5. FernShade 43 months ago | reply

      I'm guessing this is incredibly rare - your capture is awesome! How very beautiful.

    6. Captain Tenneal 43 months ago | reply

      Fern Shade, rutilated quartz isn't that rare but a chunk this size with a terminated crystal is not that common.

    7. agates4me 43 months ago | reply

      What's the price and is that a natural termination or one shaped and polished, as are many from Brazil?

    8. stone_singer48 43 months ago | reply

      Great capture. You highlighted the faces beautifully. This is a polished crystal which is okay for most rutilated quartz because you can see it better. All the good stuff comes from Bahia, Brazil and it can get quite pricey depending on the size. Anything over 2" is going to cost you several Benjamins. My one good display crystal, unpolished, is about 3/4" long. I think it was $25 but that was 15 years ago.

    9. Captain Tenneal 43 months ago | reply

      This is in the multiple Benjamin range in that case. Bill, I don't know whether the termination is shaped or natural. Knowing the collectors I'll guess natural which just added a few Benjamins.

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