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"Star" Muscovite (ex David Burgess Collection) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends June 13, 2019

Jenipapo, Itinga, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Starting Time:6/6/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/13/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$249
  • Reserve Bid:$249
  • Current Bid:$511
  • Size:17.4 x 11.3 x 8.3 cm
  • Size Description:LARGE CABINET

Description:A really attractive and eye-catching large cabinet display specimen of beautiful "Star" Muscovite Mica from the Jenipapo. These specimens are some of the most distinctive and eye-catching pieces of Mica from any locality for their wonderful morphology. This particular piece has a full coverage of lovely golden-yellow color, incredibly well-formed, star shaped twinned crystals of Muscovite on feldspar matrix. Now this piece does have some damage in areas, so it's not 100% pristine, but it's loaded with crystals, and it's still very showy. There are only a select few places in the world where one can obtain a large cabinet display specimen with this rare habit of Muscovite. The largest "star" measures about 2.6 cm across, but it's not easy to isolate them as they are somewhat tightly intergrown. From the worldwide collection of David Burgess (1951-2016). David was a prolific species collector from Newington, Connecticut, and the namesake for the extremely rare cobalt arsenate species Burgessite, which he discovered.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$511 07:47 6/11/2019 vanguardmellophone
$411 05:35 6/11/2019 otis2005
$401 05:35 6/11/2019 vanguardmellophone
$401 05:35 6/11/2019 otis2005
$260 01:40 6/11/2019 vanguardmellophone
$249 09:37 6/10/2019 otis2005