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Aquamarine (rich color) on Microcline (ex Geary Murdock Collection) viewBack to END OF THE YEAR FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday December 20th, 2018

Ardeth Lake Area, Sawtooth Batholith/Sawtooth Mts, Boise County, Idaho
  • Starting Time:12/13/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.2 x 5.1 x 4.1 cm

Description:The Aqumarine specimens from the Sawtooth Mountains / Batholith of Idaho are well-known for their superb color and gemminess. They are seldom seen on the market, as the area in which they are found in fairly inhospitable and remote. This piece was personally collected by Geary Murdock circa mid 1970s. The best of Geary's Aqumarine discoveries remain arguably the finest Aquamarines from any North American locality. This piece is merely a reference specimen featuring fairly sharp, RICH blue color prismatic hexagonal crystals with minor Quartz and Mica (Zinnwaldite - ?) on cream colored Microcline matrix. For the size, the color is notably strong especially when compared to equal sized crystals from various localities in places like Pakistan or Brazil. Nearly all of the crystals are contacted, so this is not a top notch display piece of this famous and elusive material. From the worldwide collection of noted Idaho collector Geary Murdock.

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