Celestine gem crystal

near Majunga, Sakoany deposit, Katsepy, Boeny, Madagascar
Miniature, 5.3 x 4.0 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $345
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Sakoany Celestines are considered to be among the finest in the world, and the article in the May-June, 2010 issue of the Mineralogical Record confirms this lofty status. The focal point of this large miniature is the gem-clear, light blue, 3 cm Celestine crystal that rises up out of the matrix. It is very difficult to remove gemmy Celestines like this one come from the large geodes in which they form without damage, so the very small amount of wear on this crystal is a good thing. This specimen is very attractive and highlyunusual for the beauty and sharpness of the totally gem crystal, and that it ended up as a well balanced miniature size. Better in person. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $345 05/19/2022 6:25:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $335 05/19/2022 6:25:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $315 05/19/2022 6:15:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $305 05/19/2022 5:17:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $298 05/19/2022 5:17:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $262 05/19/2022 12:12:21 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $252 05/19/2022 12:12:21 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $242 05/17/2022 6:43:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $232 05/17/2022 6:43:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $222 05/15/2022 7:33:18 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $182 05/15/2022 7:33:03 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $162 05/15/2022 7:32:53 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $142 05/15/2022 7:32:45 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $122 05/15/2022 7:32:36 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $90 05/15/2022 7:32:23 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $70 05/15/2022 7:32:12 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $50 05/15/2022 7:32:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/15/2022 7:32:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/14/2022 12:01:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/14/2022 12:01:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/14/2022 12:00:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/14/2022 12:00:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/13/2022 4:36:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/13/2022 4:36:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 12:59:57 pm (CDT)