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Sturmanite (gemmy!) (ex David Burgess 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

N'Chwaning II Mine, Kalahari manganese fields, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
  • 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:$305
  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:5.0 x 3.8 x 2.4 cm

Description:A really fine quality and classic Sturmanite miniature featuring electric golden-yellow color crystals with sharp, lustrous faces sitting on matrix. The crystals are incredibly gemmy for the species and show a rarely seen tabular (compressed) habit. Nearly every crystal is damage free, and they look beautiful up close. The largest Sturmanite measures 6 mm across. The combination of the color, luster and gemminess makes this a very attractive and worthwhile Sturmanite from this classic locality. Valued at $750. These pieces are becoming more and more difficult to find, especially in showy, well crystallized specimens such as this. From the worldwide collection of David Burgess (1951-2016). 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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