Fearless: The Collection of Hester Diamond Part II

Fearless: The Collection of Hester Diamond Part II

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An Important Smoky Quartz with Amazonite

Lot Closed

January 29, 08:04 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details


An Important Smoky Quartz with Amazonite

Pikes Peak, Teller County, Colorado, USA

Overall size 17.5 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm. Amidst the Rocky Mountains at altitudes over 10,000 feet, the rich deposits at Pikes Peak and the surrounding areas have produced many legendary rare mineral specimens. With its inky black and sharply defined smoky quartz points accented with numerous finely crystalized and strongly saturated green-blue amazonite, this example is a proper testament to this extraordinary locale. With custom lucite base.

While Silicon Oxide (SiO2) or quartz may be the second most common mineral present in the Earth’s crust, many rare and unusual varieties offer opportunities for collectors. From the royal purple and golden hues of amethyst and citrine, to the intense turquoise and apple green of chrysocolla and chrysoprase, quartz has an incredible spectrum of available colors. Rare and unusual crystal forms such as scepters, gwindels, faden, elestial and “spirit” quartzes create incredibly diverse aesthetics to enjoy. As a prime component within many of the great crystalline environments, quartz is also a frequent partner to and basis for other mineral growth. Classic combinations like smoky quartz and amazonite, fluorite on quartz, and spessartine garnet on smoky quartz offer fantastic contrasts of color and form.