Brookite on Quartz

Dodo Mine, Berezovo dist., Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Miniature, 4.2 x 4.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 03/23/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/30/2023 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Famous for axinite, quartz and titanite specimens, the well-known Dodo Mine has also produced noteworthy, Alpine-type Brookite and Quartz combination pieces although they are very rare on the market today, and generally came out in the 1980s-early 1990s. Here, the lightly coated, brownish-red Brookite crystals reach up to 1.7 cm, and the blades have a luster that varies from matte to very good. There is some slight wear and/or contacting along one edge of the main crystal, with the windows on the main crystal showing the true character of the highly-translucent, red-tinted interiors. Thicker and somewhat heftier than modern Pakistani Brookites, this nice combination piece was likely mined in the 1980s. It is an unusually aesthetic example of Russian Brookite. Valued $1200-1500.

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