Beryllonite (unusually transparent gem XL)

Elias Mine (June 2011), Linopolis, Minas Gerais
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $195
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This cluster of lustrous and gemmy, colorless beryllonite crystals to 2.8 cm in length is very sculptural. It is 3-dimensional on the front, but contacted smoothly on the back side where it grew against something (feldspar?) ...and so the back looks like an unusual single crystal face. Better in person! From a small pocket found in June of 2011, these are startlingly gemmy for the species which is often translucent but not so often transparent. valued $1000-1200

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $195 03/04/2021 5:46:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $185 02/26/2021 10:08:45 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $175 02/26/2021 3:32:12 am (CST)
Private Bidder $170 02/26/2021 3:32:12 am (CST)
Private Bidder $165 02/26/2021 3:32:00 am (CST)
Private Bidder $155 02/26/2021 3:32:00 am (CST)
Private Bidder $90 02/26/2021 1:48:51 am (CST)
Private Bidder $80 02/26/2021 1:48:51 am (CST)
Private Bidder $30 02/25/2021 10:51:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $25 02/25/2021 10:51:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 5:49:03 pm (CST)