Brookite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystal) on Quartz

Kharan District, Balochistan, Pakistan
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 03/28/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/04/2024 6:54:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $361

Item Description

A lovely display quality specimen of these world-class Brookites from Balochistan, the best of which are almost certainly the finest examples of this particular style of Brookite ever found. These pieces come from an "Alpine-type" deposit, and they are remarkably similar to the true Alpine specimens from Italy/Switzerland, but the Pakistani crystals are much larger and have a more fiery red color typically. This piece host a pair of slender, top quality, sharp, lustrous, gemmy, rich bengal-orange colored crystals measuring up to 1.3 cm siting among sharp, lustrous, colorless / white Quartz crystals on matrix. You can see the lovely "striped" patterns in the Brookites created by the black internal "phantoms" which in my mind have created a "tiger-stripe"-esque appearance. No damage to the Brookites, and the piece is beautiful in person. Valued $1,250.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$361 04/04/2024 6:49:54 pm (CDT)
$359 04/04/2024 6:49:54 pm (CDT)
$351 04/04/2024 6:48:38 pm (CDT)
$341 04/04/2024 6:47:47 pm (CDT)
$333 04/04/2024 6:47:47 pm (CDT)
$331 04/04/2024 6:45:06 pm (CDT)
$321 04/04/2024 6:45:06 pm (CDT)
$311 04/04/2024 6:42:54 pm (CDT)
$301 04/04/2024 6:42:54 pm (CDT)
$291 04/04/2024 6:42:47 pm (CDT)
$281 04/04/2024 6:42:47 pm (CDT)
$271 04/04/2024 6:17:52 pm (CDT)
$261 * 04/04/2024 4:50:09 pm (CDT)
$261 * 04/04/2024 4:50:09 pm (CDT)
$249 03/29/2024 2:25:59 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.