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Aquamarine (rich color) on Microcline (ex Geary Murdock Collection) viewBack to TUCSON SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday February 14th, 2019

Ardeth Lake Area, Sawtooth Batholith/Sawtooth Mts, Boise County, Idaho
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/14/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$128
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:9.7 x 7.8 x 2.8 cm

Description:The Aqumarine specimens from the Sawtooth Mountains / Batholith of Idaho are well-known for their superb color and gemminess. They are seldom seen on the market, as the area in which they are found in fairly inhospitable and remote. This piece was personally collected by Geary Murdock circa mid 1970s. The best of Geary's Aqumarine discoveries remain arguably the finest Aquamarines from any North American locality. This piece is a nice near full cabinet sized specimen featuring sharp, lustrous, GEM/gemmy, RICH blue color prismatic hexagonal crystals measuring up to 1.3 cm with minor Mica (Zinnwaldite - ?) on cream colored Microcline matrix. For the size of the Aquas, the color is notably strong especially when compared to equal sized crystals from various localities in places like Pakistan or Brazil. Most of the crystals are contacted, but they do show good gemminess and WATER-CLEAR (!) transparency in areas. A wonderful specimen of this famous and elusive material. From the worldwide collection of noted Idaho collector Geary Murdock. .

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$128 06:13 2/14/2019 hydro
$118 06:04 2/14/2019 xlman
$108 05:48 2/14/2019 hydro
$71 07:40 2/14/2019 jeweler
$61 05:53 2/12/2019 aelea
$10 03:12 2/9/2019 jmzdrum91