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Unusual bi-colored DT Tourmaline (David Burgess Coll.) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
featuring NEW FINDS, OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Jan 3rd, 2019

Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$232
  • Size:4.7 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
  • Size Description:Miniature

Description:A really cute doubly terminated bi-colored matrix tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine. The highly lustrous, glassy, well-striated crystal has a gemmy, rich raspberry-red pyramidal termination followed by the classic "Himalaya pink" body. The basal termination includes a striking, gemmy teal-blue area. And the whole crystal is aesthetically attached to a shard of feldspar matrix and the little rosette of lepidolite on the side is a fine accessory. Essentially pristine, with only a trivial bit of termination bruising. A classic and excellent bi-colored matrix Himalaya, possibly from the 1970s or earlier. Valued at $500-700 and worth it for color and form. Ex David Burgess Collection.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$232 10:36 12/27/2018 dlue1982
$222 10:36 12/27/2018 tubman
$222 10:36 12/27/2018 dlue1982
$201 10:35 12/27/2018 tubman
$191 10:35 12/27/2018 dlue1982
$181 10:34 12/27/2018 tubman
$171 10:34 12/27/2018 dlue1982
$161 10:34 12/27/2018 tubman
$151 10:34 12/27/2018 dlue1982
$141 10:34 12/27/2018 tubman
$131 10:34 12/27/2018 dlue1982
$121 07:11 12/25/2018 tubman
$100 03:15 12/24/2018 dlue1982
$90 03:15 12/24/2018 algen
$60 03:06 12/22/2018 dlue1982
$55 03:06 12/22/2018 jimsgems
$10 03:37 12/22/2018 dlue1982