Azurite (''rose'') (ex Jack Halpern Collection)

Oumjrane mining area, Alnif Cercle, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.3 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $310
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Here we have a wonderful ''rose'' specimen of Azurite from the Oumjrane Area in Morocco. This piece dates back to circa 2000 and is a wonderful example of this lesser seen material. The piece is filled with notably sharp, well-formed, "wedge"-shaped gorgeous blue colored crystals of Azurite measuring up to 1.0 cm flaring out in every direction from the center. There are bits of attached host rock matrix on the piece, but it is crystallized on all sides with no major damage that I can see with the naked eye. Priced in our inventory at $1,200. This specimen comes to us from the illustrious collection of Jack Halpern of San Francisco, California. Jack is one of the most beloved figures in the mineral world. For a newly added video on Jack and his collecting philosophy, please visit our updated blog post now hosting new videos including his interview during a celebration of turning 100: You can read a brief biography on him at the Mineralogical Record website (

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $310 09/30/2021 6:33:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 09/30/2021 6:33:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $279 09/30/2021 6:33:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 09/30/2021 6:33:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $249 09/29/2021 12:03:22 am (CDT)