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Gormanite / Souzalite (rare) 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

Rapid Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada
  • 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:$30
  • Size:Toenail
  • Size Description:3.3 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm

Description:The area around Rapid Creek is only accessible for a few months in the summer for collecting (it's under snow and ice the rest of the year), and is some of the most treacherous terrain in the world for collecting specimens. This locality is best known for its phosphates, including some of the finest, highly sought after, and best known specimens of Lazulite in the world. This specimen has no Lazulite, but is a lovely display piece featuring beautiful greenish-blue needles or "sprays" or Gormanite / Souzalite on matrix. A good quality specimen of this classic material. The piece was labeled as Gormanite / Souzalite, so I'm assuming that because these species form an isomorphic series, that possibly both species are present within the same crystals. The piece comes with a label from Upper Canada Minerals in Ontario by way of the David Burgess Collection. David was a prolific species collector from Newington, Connecticut, and the namesake for the extremely rare cobalt arsenate species Burgessite, which he discovered.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$30 05:59 2/14/2019 olivier1268
$25 05:59 2/14/2019 gazzas007
$20 04:03 2/14/2019 olivier1268
$10 12:34 2/8/2019 php