Sunday, 1 February 2009

This good earth

Lot 985
Two Sliced and Polished Ovoid Geode Sections, one exhibiting an irregular crystalline center with a flow line of opaque agate and surrounded by layers of carnelian and micro-crystalline quartz, the other slice taken from an edge of a geode with scattered areas of carnelian and opaque agate in a crystalline matrix, dia. 10-1/4" and 8".

Lot 982
Rare and Unusual Geode Specimen, the sectioned half of the geode with a gray matrix exterior, sliced to reveal the crystalline interior surrounded by growth band of brown and yellow, presented on a custom steel display stand with gilt spherical feet, h. 10-3/4".

Lot 986
Pair of Sliced and Polished Agate Geode Sections, of circular form, each exhibiting crystalline centers surrounded by bands of multi-colored agate alternating with bands of light gray micro-crystalline quartz and both having "skins" of weather quartz. dia. 9".

From New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc.
Sale to be held on 7th Febuary, 2009.

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Pigtown-Design said...

We found some of these out west. They're very unassuming until you break them open. I am intrigued by these, having studied some geology.


Suzy said...

They are all stunning!

Jill said...

I love geodes...that's as pithy as I'm getting the morning.