Corundum (var: Sapphire) (bi-color crystal) (ex Irv Brown Collection)

Winza, Mpapwa, Mpapwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania
2.1 x 2.1 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 11/01/2018 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/13/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $310

Item Description

A great matrix thumbnail for this locality, here we have a beautiful gemmy pink and purple Sapphire crystal measuring 1.3 cm sitting on schist matrix. The crystal is not damaged, but it does have a slightly irregular growth on one side where it was contacted against the pocket wall. The rest of the crystal shows fine quality, sharp, lustrous, smooth well-formed faces. From the discovery in 2008, which produced a small number of fine quality and eye-catching specimens. A great piece to add to a Corundum suite, or a thumbnail collection. From the worldwide thumbnail / miniature collection of Irv Brown.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
emirates $310 11/13/2018 3:22:47 pm (CST)
speciman $252 11/13/2018 3:22:15 pm (CST)
emirates $242 11/13/2018 3:22:15 pm (CST)
speciman $121 11/11/2018 9:07:18 am (CST)
lancelot23 $111 11/11/2018 9:07:18 am (CST)
speciman $95 11/10/2018 12:54:02 pm (CST)
mikeyz999 $85 11/08/2018 3:56:33 pm (CST)
jimsgems $50 11/04/2018 2:04:29 pm (CST)
lunareclipse33 $35 11/04/2018 1:58:58 pm (CST)
jimsgems $30 11/04/2018 1:58:58 pm (CST)
lunareclipse33 $10 11/03/2018 3:15:03 am (CDT)