Beryl (var: Goshenite)

Pingwu Beryl Mine, Huya Township, Mount Little Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang, Sichuan, China
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.6 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $100

Item Description

A lovely display piece from this contemporary classic locality. Typically the Beryl crystals from the Pingwu Mine are blue (Aquamarine), but a small percentage are colorless, hence the rarer Goshenite variety. This piece features a pair of rather sharp, lustrous, gemmy, colorless, unusually tabular crystals of Goshenite measuring up to 1.6 cm across, sitting on bladed Muscovite matrix. A few additional smaller Goshenites along with off-white crystals of Albite can be seen as well for a nice touch. No major damage that I can see. These are a lot less common on the market than they were several years ago, and it's important to note that tabular Beryl crystals are rare in nature. From the collection of Vasco Trancoso, a medical doctor and prominent mineral collector from near Lisbon, Portugal ( He assembled his mineral collection over the course of 60 years, and built a fine worldwide display collection that we recently purchased. This piece is pictured on at

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$100 01/26/2023 3:08:16 pm (CST)
$90 01/26/2023 3:08:16 pm (CST)
$80 01/26/2023 1:29:44 pm (CST)
$70 01/21/2023 11:20:24 pm (CST)
$63 01/21/2023 11:20:24 pm (CST)
$60 01/21/2023 4:59:39 pm (CST)
$50 01/21/2023 4:59:10 pm (CST)
$46 01/21/2023 4:59:10 pm (CST)
$38 01/21/2023 4:58:52 pm (CST)
$33 01/21/2023 4:58:52 pm (CST)
$20 01/20/2023 1:56:13 pm (CST)
$15 01/20/2023 1:56:13 pm (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 7:32:39 pm (CST)