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Spodumene ("floater" GEM twin) (58.38 grams) (ex Rolando Gioia 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

Resplendor, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 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:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm

Description:This is a wonderful classic Brazilian spodumene specimen showing delightful hydrothermal etching on all sides. The piece is a complete "floater", as it is doubly-terminated and crystallized all the way around. To top it off, the piece is nearly 100% GEM quality (only minor inclusions), but arguably the most interesting aspect is that it's twinned! You can see a distinct twin line along the {100} face, but it's difficult to illustrate in the photos. The crystal is nearly colorless, but in certain lighting it shows a pale yellow-green "triphane" hue. Specimen weight is 58.38 grams. From the collection of Rolando Gioia (a contributor to new definitive book on Brazilian minerals: "Minerais e Pedras Preciosas do Brasil"). Valued at $950.

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