Natural Skeletal Sceptre Window Smokey Amethyst Crystals x 12 From Chiredzi, Zimbabwe

R 775.00 ZAR
  • Natural Skeletal Sceptre Window Smokey Amethyst Crystals x 12 From Chiredzi, Zimbabwe - TopRock

Natural Skeletal Sceptre Window Smokey Amethyst Crystals x 12 From Chiredzi, Zimbabwe

R 775.00 ZAR

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General Description

Cheredzi is known for darker amethyst Smokey quartz crystals which are very Brandberg-like. Lepidocrocite specular or needle like inclusions are invariably common. Skeletal or window features else sceptre shapes are common. The first few batches of material had relatively high percentage of damage. Subsequently our regional efforts have assisted in training the miners to work the deposits with greater care and thus reducing the frequency of damage. The average size of material has also increased since the first batches. On average the crystals are still small but specimens between 40 to 80mm in size are becoming more frequent. Material is often stained or coated with complex patinas thus requiring a fair degree of specialised cleaning. The first Chiredzi material appeared in Late 2018 and early 2019 with extraordinarily little material becoming available until most recently. Toprock has invested a huge amount of manpower into the region seeking the source and origins of the material. As a result - We are now purchasing directly from a wide range of regional deposits which extend from Chiredzi to Shangani. Cheredzi was first named for deposits in Zimbabwe. Later more gemmy material was reported from Zambia and deposits now reported in Mozambique. Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Chiredzi, Zimbabwe
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 46 - 79 mm | 1.8 - 3.1 inch
Net Weight = 0.4 Kg | 0.8 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch

Weight = 0.37 kg

SKU = A80661CHIR

Currently 1 in stock.

Please Note: The product title specifies the exact number of pieces included for the listed product price e.g. x 12, x 1, x 35 etc. The vast majority of our products are individually graded batches or single pieces which are priced accordingly. Therefore, if we state “Currently 1 in stock” this means we have 1 batch and/or 1 piece available as per the number of pieces indicated in the product title.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

Cheredzi is known for darker amethyst Smokey quartz crystals which are very Brandberg-like. Lepidocrocite specular or needle like inclusions are invariably common. Skeletal or window features else sceptre shapes are common. The first few batches of material had relatively high percentage of damage. Subsequently our regional efforts have assisted in training the miners to work the deposits with greater care and thus reducing the frequency of damage. The average size of material has also increased since the first batches. On average the crystals are still small but specimens between 40 to 80mm in size are becoming more frequent. Material is often stained or coated with complex patinas thus requiring a fair degree of specialised cleaning. The first Chiredzi material appeared in Late 2018 and early 2019 with extraordinarily little material becoming available until most recently. Toprock has invested a huge amount of manpower into the region seeking the source and origins of the material. As a result - We are now purchasing directly from a wide range of regional deposits which extend from Chiredzi to Shangani. Cheredzi was first named for deposits in Zimbabwe. Later more gemmy material was reported from Zambia and deposits now reported in Mozambique. Price is grade dependant. Items are as shown.


Product Data

Locality = Chiredzi, Zimbabwe
Grade = Good to A Grade
Size = 46 - 79 mm | 1.8 - 3.1 inch
Net Weight = 0.4 Kg | 0.8 Lbs
Product Type = Small Batch