Bastnesite-(Ce) on Dolomite (rare locale!)

Trimouns Talc Mine, Luzenac, Occitanie, France
4.2 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $135
Winning Bidder: nominether

Item Description

Sharp and beautiful, this cluster of TRANSPARENTLY hexagonal Bastnesite-(Ce) crystals rests safely within a valley of well-formed Dolomite crystals. The burnt-orange color, as well as the luster, are very appealing, giving these 4-6 mm crystals a gorgeous aesthetic. There is even a small, secondary cluster nestled in the Dolomite on the reverse side. The Trimouns Talc Mine is a classic old French locality for rare earth species, and this miniature does the species and the location proud. A great rarity, from a famous extinct locality.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
nominether $135 09/24/2020 6:07:53 pm (CDT)
keule5 $125 09/24/2020 6:07:53 pm (CDT)
keule5 $101 09/24/2020 6:07:41 pm (CDT)
nominether $91 09/24/2020 6:07:41 pm (CDT)
keule5 $53 09/24/2020 5:10:44 pm (CDT)
domdamato $48 09/24/2020 5:10:44 pm (CDT)
keule5 $43 09/24/2020 5:10:11 pm (CDT)
domdamato $38 09/24/2020 5:10:11 pm (CDT)
keule5 $33 09/24/2020 3:46:33 pm (CDT)
mcomemeteorite $28 09/19/2020 1:14:14 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $25 09/19/2020 1:14:14 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $23 09/19/2020 11:20:17 am (CDT)
aurochX $18 09/19/2020 11:20:17 am (CDT)
mmcdade $10 09/18/2020 1:16:59 pm (CDT)