Almandine Garnet on Schist (Richard Rossi Coll.)

Wrangell Island, Wrangel City and Bourough, Alaska
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 5.2 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $138
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A 2.7 x. 2.3 x 2.2 cm sharp, lustrous, translucent, wine-red textbook almandine garnet dodecahedron with trapezohedral modifications is adroitly set on the top edge of the sparkly silvery-gray wedge of biotite schist. Backlighting brings out the beautiful cherry-red glow, that Wrangell Island almandines are known for. Essentially pristine, with only a bit of embedded schist. Wrangell Island almandines are among the most well-known Alaskan species and have been mined/collected since 1881. You don't see too many around today. Ex Richard Rossi Collection. Richard is a Senior Fellow of the Mineralogical Record. A classic and showy two-sided Alaska almandine garnet matrix specimen. The schist sparkly is much more intense in person.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $138 09/16/2021 6:24:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $128 09/16/2021 6:24:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $112 09/16/2021 6:21:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $102 09/16/2021 1:13:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/16/2021 1:13:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $92 09/15/2021 12:11:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $82 09/15/2021 12:11:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $72 09/10/2021 4:19:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $62 09/10/2021 1:34:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/10/2021 1:34:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/10/2021 1:23:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/10/2021 1:23:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/10/2021 1:23:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/10/2021 1:23:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/10/2021 1:23:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/10/2021 1:23:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/10/2021 1:23:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/10/2021 1:23:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/10/2021 2:06:19 am (CDT)