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Solution Quartz Crystals

"Solution Quartz" from the quarry near North Little Rock, Arkansas is supposed to be the best of its type.
These are some of the most sought after quartz crystals in the world because of the delicate points and
extremely intricate arrangements. These classic clusters are known as “investment pieces” because they are
so rare, and so hard to acquire, and have become more valuable with each passing year.

The quarry located at Jeffrey near North Little Rock was the site of the discovery of solution quartz. It has three
large, open cuts which are now flooded. The quarry was started in the 1950's and remained in operation
through the 1960's. It was reopened for a short time in the 1970's for commercial mineral specimen collecting.
The site is currently closed and inaccessible.

Solution growth of quartz crystals here have produced prize specimens with a unique brightness and surface
sparkle. These crystals form in jackstraw groups which are not attached to a matrix. These floater formation
delicate groups were formed in solution rather than deposited onto host rock.

Finding Jeffrey floater clusters (or “burrs” as they were nicknamed) and beautiful double terminated crystals
got many collectors excited when this site was open. Solution Crystals formed in and were recovered from
zones of vugs that were filled with Vaseline like Rectorite. These vugs were found in fractured quartz veins over
the 15
year period that the site was accessible. Thousands of small clusters were available. The best quality
clusters from this site were open, highly lustrous groups of transparent colorless crystals. Slightly milky crystals
were more typical, making the less common gemmy transparent burrs the most highly valued.

Item # SOLQSET10163565
5 pcSolution Quartz Set from
Jeffrey Quarry Arkansas

$1
25.00
Rare and gorgeous, Arkansas double terminated, Jeffrey Solution Quartz Crystal cluster set of five
barbs mounted in display box!
This mine has been closed to the public since the 80's and we are
delighted to have found this display from a private collector in Missouri. This set is from the 1960's
and is in a 2" x 2" x 1" clear display case. There are five distinctly different crystal formations ,
each one is glued to the painted black Styrofoam (typical for that era). We are not going to try to
measure or weigh these crystals. The display is too fragile to disturb.


specimens and the display case weigh 21.5g
Item # 1SOLQ10164442
Solution Quartz from Jeffrey
Quarry Arkansas

$4
9.00
Rare and gorgeous, Arkansas double terminated, Jeffrey Solution Quartz Crystal cluster barb. This
mine has been closed to the public since the 80's and we are delighted to have found this
s
pecimen from a private collector in Missouri. This crystal is from the 1960's . A true collectible
classic specimen from a classic location!


specimen weighs 6g and measures 1.3 x 1.1 x 0.65 inches (34 x 29 x 16.5mm)
Item # 2SOLQ10163442
Solution Quartz from Jeffrey
Quarry Arkansas

$49.00
Rare and gorgeous, Arkansas double terminated, Jeffrey Solution Quartz Crystal cluster barb. This
mine has been closed to the public since the 80's and we are delighted to have found this
specimen from a private collector in Missouri. This crystal is from the 1960's . A true collectible
classic specimen from a classic location!

specimen weighs 3.5g and measures 1.1 x 1 x 0.8 inches (29 x 26 x 20mm)