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Spessartine Garnet with Smoky Quartz and Muscovite on Microcline 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

Wushan, Tongbei, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou Prefecture, Fujian, East Region, China
  • 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

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$265
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.5 x 6.0 x 1.8 cm

Description:These Spessartines are some of the most attractive and highly displayable specimens to come out of China. This particular piece features very lustrous, gemmy, strong orange-red color trapezohedra measuring up to 6 mm associated wqith very sharp AND lustrous Smoky Quartz crystals with slightly silvery-green colored semi-metallic Muscovite crystals on white Microcline matrix. The back of the Quartz is actually crystallized, so it's not broken. The color in the Spessartine crystals is very attractive, and they are not at all dull or pitted. This material is becoming less and less available on the market, and keep in mind that there are only a few worldwide localities that produce this color of Spessartine in fine specimens. Gemmy red / orange Spessartine crystals on matrix are NOT easy to find these days from any locality.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$265 05:56 12/20/2018 markg100
$135 04:20 12/20/2018 keule5
$85 08:56 12/20/2018 andyrocks18
$75 08:56 12/20/2018 mineral
$65 10:03 12/17/2018 andyrocks18
$55 06:53 12/15/2018 jimsgems
$52 06:53 12/15/2018 stormnorm1@msn.com
$43 06:52 12/15/2018 jimsgems
$38 06:52 12/15/2018 stormnorm1@msn.com
$10 05:11 12/15/2018 jimsgems