Quartz Scepter (very light Amethyst)
Fat Jack Mine, Bradshaw Mountains, Yavapai County
5.6 x 4.2 x 3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
Worldwide mix summer
A delicate matrix scepter with just a faint hint of purple and fine transparency. There are several small Quartz in parallel position that makes for a complex cluster. In excellent condition, this is not the typical form for the Fat jack, almost every scepter is more thick and few are on matrix, but we are assured by the collector that this did indeed come from a small find in 2000. Choice.
A killer thumbnail of conjoined scepters with amazing form and perfection. The scepter heads have many tiny inclusions that look like rutile but could be lepidocrocite or similar material. The delicate purple color is softly zoned and all is fully transparent. No damage, from recent finds at Karur, we are very active seeking good materials from this locality, it has great potential but produces very few fine pieces like this. Exceptional for the locale or from anyplace. Choice, esthetic and really unusual.
From the newest find at Cerro de Concordia, a pretty spray with distinct sceptering off the main crystal. Bright, colorful and undamaged with attractive form. There are some tiny orange flake-like inclusions as well.
A very good example from this now classic find in Rhode Island. Light purple cap to the piece has very minor chipping but is far better than most which have easily noticed damage. The milky shaft provides great contrast and the overall impression is excellent. These scepters are quite rare on the market and this is a good one.