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Spessartine (2 piece set) (ex Dave Bergman Collection) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - featuring specimens from the newly acquired DAVID BURGESS COLLECTION - end Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Ruby Mountain, Nathrop, Chaffee County, Colorado
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:45:56 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$27
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  • Size Description:3.0 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm and 2.0 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm

Description:A pair of classic specimens of the famous Spessartines from Ruby Mountain - which was most likely erroneously named for the red Garnets found there. Each piece features a sharp, lustrous, well-formed, deep reddish colored trapezohedra of Spessartine on Rhyolite matrix. The Garnets measure approximately 2.5-3 mm and look beautiful under magnification. Both pieces were self-collected by Dave Bergman, a Colorado miner (the foreman and primary person in charge of recovering specimens at the famous Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado during the late 1970s) and the maternal grandfather of Brian Kosnar.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$27 06:40 1/3/2019 seacrystal
$22 01:40 1/1/2019 gatewayrock
$10 10:29 12/27/2018 elhug