Akchatau Mine, Akshatau, Shet District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Thumbnail, 2.0 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 04/04/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/11/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $50

Item Description

Creedite is a well-known halide species, that was discovered near the town of Creede, Colorado in the early 20th century. Most Creedite crystals are white/colorless, or sometimes orange, but the rarest and most desirable color for the species is purple. The specimens from the Akchatau Mine in Kazakhstan were short-lived on the market in the 1990s, and they remain as some of the finest and most desirable examples of Creedite from any locality. This piece is a lovely thumbnail sized specimen featuring several sharp, well-formed, gemmy light purple colored crystals measuring up to 1.1 cm long on matrix. The main crystals are undamaged, and the only roughness is around the edges where the piece was separated from the pocket wall. A choice example of this elusive material from a few decades ago.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$50 04/11/2024 4:30:03 pm (CDT)
$45 04/11/2024 12:28:48 pm (CDT)
$40 04/11/2024 12:28:25 pm (CDT)
$35 04/11/2024 12:28:25 pm (CDT)
$30 04/10/2024 12:44:24 pm (CDT)
$25 04/10/2024 12:44:24 pm (CDT)
$10 04/05/2024 8:15:41 am (CDT)