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Creedite (rare color) (ex F. John Barlow Collection) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, January 24, 2019

West Camp, Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdan, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Starting Time:1/17/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/24/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.8 x 3.7 x 2.0 cm

Description:Creedite from this famous district came out in abundance only briefly in the early to mid-1980s. These crystals are a very deep shade of a purple-lavender hue. Some similar specimens came out of Kazakhstan in the 1990s, but were generally paler in color. This is a really attractive overall small cabinet featuring fine quality, sharp, lustrous, gemmy crystals measuring up to 1.3 cm long aesthetically flaring off matrix. Nearly every crystal is pristine and the piece is very fun to view up close. When you consider how rare purple minerals are, you have to take notice when one of these older Creedites comes out on the market. This piece comes from the famous F. John Barlow Collection (#2706), who bought a large number of these specimens back in the day because he said he simply fell in love with them and couldn't resist "buying them all". John's instincts proved correct as this discovery to date has still produced the finest color and quality Creedites extant. Priced in the inventory at $1,800.

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