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Tourmaline (multicolor) (7.01 grams) (ex Tom Campbell Collection) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, May 16, 2019

Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Starting Time:5/9/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:5/16/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$249
  • Reserve Bid:$249
  • Current Bid:$378
  • Size:8.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A classic multicolor Tourmaline specimen from the famous Santa Rosa Mine in Brazil. This is an older specimen dating back to the 1990s. The piece is a complete, prismatic crystal group featuring several very sharp, highly lustrous, very gemmy, thin crystals with a gorgeous range of colors that can be seen with moderate backlighting. The base of the piece shows a rich greenish hue which transitions into a gorgeous Indicolite blue color and ends with a colorless Achroite hue at the top of the piece. The termination is undamaged, but it does have a tiny overgrowth that gives it a slightly "stacked" appearance, but I looked at it with a loupe and it's not damaged. The piece is nearly 100% gem quality, and it's really impressive to see such rich color in a thin crystal group like this. Specimen weight is 7.01 grams. From the worldwide collection of Tom Campbell. Tom is a mineralogist and mineral collect who works with us here at The Arkenstone. He has over 35 years of experience in the fields of exploration geology, mining, and applied mineralogy, and has even more years under his belt as a collector! Tom has described many new species over the years, and discovered the rare phosphates Tiptopite, Fransoletite and Pahasapaite. Tom was also a co-author on the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Minerals. You can see a list of Tom's published works here ( https://www.irocks.com/thomas-j-campbell-publications-list ).

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$378 06:33 5/16/2019 bigd_rx
$343 04:38 5/16/2019 spencera
$333 04:29 5/16/2019 tubman
$333 04:29 5/16/2019 spencera
$310 12:21 5/16/2019 tubman
$271 10:59 5/16/2019 spencera
$249 10:34 5/13/2019 bigd_rx