Bastnäsite (rare)

Zagi Mountain, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prov., Pakistan
Gems, 5.43 mm x 4.21 mm, 0.80 ct
Start Time: 11/30/2023 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/07/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $50

Item Description

The well-known Zagi Mountain locality in Pakistan has provided collectors with some of the finest quality and amazingly gemmy Bastnasite crystals ever found, which date back to the early 2000s. The significance of these crystals was that they were thick enough to yield faceted stones, which was a big deal, as the species typically forms in relatively thin blades and was never suitable enough for cutting stones. The stones cut from some of these crystals from Pakistan are extremely rare and highly prized by collectors. They often have some sort of inclusions, and completely eye clean gems are very hard to find. This particular stone is a beautiful, rich orange color gem with an "Oval Brilliant" cut. The stone is very very slightly included which is well above average for this material. This stone would fill a spot in any rare gem collection.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$50 12/07/2023 4:21:07 pm (CST)