Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
Cabinet, 10.1 x 8.2 x 7.7 cm
Start Time: 03/28/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/04/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $249

Item Description

There are a few localities in the world that produce really fine purple Creedites. The Santa Eulalia area in Mexico and the Akchatau Mine in Kazakhstan come to mind, but in recent years we've seen some really eye-catching examples coming out of the Qinglong Mine in China. This piece is a rarely seen full cabinet sized display specimen loaded with hundreds of little sparkling lavender-purple colored crystals in somewhat radial cluster sitting on oxidized matrix. The largest crystal is about 3 mm, and they look beautiful under magnification. There are some contacted areas, so the piece is not completely damage-free, but it's difficult to find pieces with this color in full cabinet sized examples from Qinglong. Keep in mind that purple is a rare color for Creedite, as most other examples are either white/colorless, or sometimes tan/orange. If you collect minerals of China, I'll bet you don't have a Creedite like this in your collection, so don't miss out on picking it up for a great price. Valued $1,500.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$249 04/04/2024 6:29:42 pm (CDT)