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Brookite (gemmy "phantom" crystals) on matrix 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

Nausherwani mine, Char Kohan, Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/14/2019 06:48:59 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$126
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.7 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm

Description:These recently discovered Brookite specimens are some of the finest quality "Alpine-type" Brookites in the world. Reminiscent of the finest TRUE ALPINE Brookite specimens from the Alps, these crystals are just as sharp, lustrous, gemmy and colorful. If these specimens from Pakistan were found in the Italy or Switzerland, they would be worth a considerable amount of money to knowledgable collectors (if you could even get a European collector to part with one). This particular specimen features several very good quality, razor sharp, lustrous, tabular Brookite crystals measuring up to 1.1 cm very aesthetically on matrix. When backlit, the Brookites shows an intense flame red hue with classic internal black "phantoms" which are iconic and highly desirable for the species. A wonderful and colorful specimen of a species that is not often seen in fine quality crystals like this. Valued at $600 for the size, quality and aesthetics. No damage to the main crystals, but a few little contacts to minor crystals keeps the piece from being 100% perfect.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$126 06:44 2/14/2019 patchfinder
$116 06:40 2/14/2019 olivier1268
$106 06:40 2/14/2019 cookieman
$88 06:37 2/14/2019 olivier1268
$78 06:37 2/14/2019 patchfinder
$58 04:03 2/14/2019 olivier1268
$45 05:43 2/14/2019 rkrocks
$40 05:43 2/14/2019 banska
$35 11:12 2/9/2019 rkrocks
$23 03:41 2/9/2019 geoherod
$18 03:41 2/9/2019 banska
$15 03:41 2/9/2019 geoherod
$10 05:42 2/8/2019 banska