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Epidote (magnetic!) 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

Raskoh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/14/2019 06:47:25 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$86
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:6.4 x 6.3 x 5.6 cm

Description:From a find in late 2011, these are most unusual and interesting Epidote crystals from Baluchistan (where the exicitng Brookite and Anatase specimens have been coming out). These crystals do not have the characteristic thin prismatic appearance of those from places like Tormiq or Alchuri, but rather are opaque and blocky, with a notably darker green hue, and a distinctive secondary coating of what I'm told is Magnetite, as these crystals show a weak magnestism when exposed to magnetic objects. This thick, stout, orthorhombic crystal group has good form, and is good sized for the locality. Some small secondary crystals can be seen on the back as well. It is mostly damage free, but the back is contacted. The main crystal on the specimen is clearly doubly-terminated, which is not common for Epiodte in my experience. A worthwhile specimen of this now difficult to find material. It's my understanding that specimens from this find have disappeared from the market, so if you want one, pick them up while you can.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$86 06:42 2/14/2019 daveshipman
$52 06:42 2/14/2019 cookieman
$45 03:52 2/14/2019 daveshipman
$40 03:52 2/14/2019 escalade1602
$35 03:51 2/14/2019 daveshipman
$30 03:51 2/14/2019 escalade1602
$20 05:37 2/13/2019 daveshipman
$15 05:37 2/13/2019 mati1408
$10 07:41 2/12/2019 daveshipman