Corundum var: Sapphire

Baw Mar Mine, Kyatpyin North, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar
Ex. Bill Larson
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 05/23/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/01/2024 6:33:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $109

Item Description

An unusual group of tapered hexagonal crystals of medium blue colored Sapphire, free of matrix. When strongly backlit, you can see a bit of internal translucency within the Sapphires, with a bright blue color than what might be indicated on the surface. The largest individual crystal measures 2.1 cm. The piece is actually fairly close to being a "floater" as it's crystallized nearly all over, with only a little bit of incomplete growth on the base. Not your typical Sapphire specimen from Myanmar, a cool esoteric oddball specimen to be sure.
From the collection of Bill ("Burma Bill") Larson of Fallbrook, California. Bill is a well-known gem and mineral dealer as well as a miner and worldwide mineral collector. Bill has traveled the world for decades in search of fine gems and minerals, and was directly involved in the in-person acquisition and importation of superb specimens and stones from Myanmar (Burma). You can read his biography at

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$109 06/01/2024 6:28:08 pm (CDT)
$99 06/01/2024 6:27:53 pm (CDT)
$92 06/01/2024 6:27:53 pm (CDT)
$80 05/29/2024 7:26:27 pm (CDT)
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$10 05/25/2024 2:09:40 pm (CDT)