Axinite-(Fe) with Epidote

Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 4.3 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 11/09/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/16/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $85

Item Description

There are limited discoveries of Axinite-(Fe) from a handful of localities in Pakistan, and they are often not seen in matrix examples, and associated minerals are also hard to find. This piece is a showy small cabinet featuring a few bladed crystals of purplish-brown colored, sharp, lustrous, gemmy/translucent Axinite-(Fe) measuring up to 2.6 cm which are associated with dark olive-green colored prismatic crystals of Epidote, and white fibrous matted crystals of what is likely Chrysotile or Palygorskite on matrix. The Axinites have a bit of roughness in a few spots, so the piece is not damage-free, but it's a rare matrix specimen for the locality, with a pleasing Epidote association.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$85 11/16/2023 6:38:43 pm (CST)
$75 11/11/2023 6:11:30 am (CST)
$69 11/11/2023 6:11:30 am (CST)
$35 11/11/2023 6:11:20 am (CST)
$30 11/11/2023 6:11:20 am (CST)
$25 11/11/2023 6:11:13 am (CST)
$20 11/11/2023 6:11:13 am (CST)
$15 11/10/2023 11:59:34 am (CST)
$10 11/09/2023 8:35:08 pm (CST)