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Titanite with Diopside (ex Kay Robertson 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

Val di Susa, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
  • Starting Time:12/13/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/20/2018 06:48:09 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm

Description:A lovely Italian Alpine association piece that honestly reminds me of similar looking pieces that I've seen from Pakistan in recent years. Sharp, well-formed, lustrous golden colored Titanite (Sphene) crystals measuring up to 5 mm are associated with soft bluish-green colored "needles" of Diopsided measuring up to 9 mm on matrix. Very attractive up close, and hard to find on the market today. Ex Kay Robertson Collection (#11008) with an old label from The Rocksmiths. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017).

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