Beryl (Aquamarine) (LARGE Crystal - 1,730 grams) (ex Paul Zerfass Collection)

Madagascar
24.3 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
Start Time: 07/18/2019 10:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/25/2019 6:55:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $480

Item Description

A remarkably LARGE and impressive EUHEDRAL Beryl crystal from an undisclosed locality in Madagascar. This is almost certainly the largest single Beryl crystal that we've seen from Madagascar weighing in at a whopping 1,730 grams (nearly 4 pounds). Typically a Beryl crystal this size is often distorted and dull, but this crystal is incredibly sharp, well-formed and lustrous! For the most part the crystal has a white color on the exterior, but with a bit of backlighting you can clearly see a beautiful blue hue making this a montrous Aquamarine crystal. It's complete all the way around, and even a indentation spot on the back that looks to be damaged is actually crystallized. To top it off, one end of the crystal is actually terminated (!), though admittedly it's a contact termination. If you collect Beryls, pegmatite minerals or specimens from Madagascar, this is an incredibly rare opportunity to pick up a significant specimen for a great price. Valued at $3,500 in the inventory. From the collection of the long time, beloved, well-known French field collector, Paul Zerfass (Collection #949). Zerfass built this worldwide collection over nearly 50 years, many of which were personally collected. A biography featuring specimens from his collection (along with his face on the cover) is in the May - June 2017 issue of French mineral magazine, Le Règne Minéral. We have a .pdf copy of the article for anybody interested in reading it (though it's mostly in French). Just drop us a line and know that you'd like to have a copy.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jlk $480 07/25/2019 6:45:05 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $470 07/25/2019 6:45:04 pm (CDT)
jlk $460 07/25/2019 6:42:06 pm (CDT)
jlk $460 07/25/2019 6:42:05 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $450 07/25/2019 6:41:31 pm (CDT)
jlk $440 07/25/2019 6:41:23 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $430 07/25/2019 6:41:22 pm (CDT)
jlk $420 07/25/2019 6:41:06 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $410 07/25/2019 6:41:05 pm (CDT)
jlk $400 07/25/2019 6:40:50 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $390 07/25/2019 6:40:49 pm (CDT)
jlk $380 07/25/2019 6:40:40 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $370 07/25/2019 6:40:39 pm (CDT)
jlk $360 07/25/2019 6:34:31 pm (CDT)
jlk $360 07/25/2019 6:34:29 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $350 07/25/2019 6:14:59 pm (CDT)
jlk $325 07/25/2019 6:14:46 pm (CDT)
kieranmccullough $315 07/25/2019 6:14:45 pm (CDT)
jlk $305 07/25/2019 12:51:21 pm (CDT)
ashiswhite $295 07/25/2019 12:51:20 pm (CDT)
jlk $285 07/25/2019 11:39:46 am (CDT)
cgraysan $275 07/25/2019 11:39:45 am (CDT)
jlk $249 07/22/2019 10:54:12 am (CDT)