Danburite (superb large crystal) (ex Gary Weaver Collection)

Charcas, Charcas Municipality, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 9.3 x 4.1 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 08/11/2022 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/18/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

When it comes to Danburite, there aren't a lot of localities around the world where fine crystals are found, but there is no argument that the finest crystals of Danburite in the world are those from Charcas. These crystals are large, often water-clear with high luster and true classics in the mineral world. This specimen hosts a large, very glassy, razor-sharp, prismatic crystal of Danburite with a wonderful textbook chisel-shaped termination. The right edge of the prism has a separation mark where another crystal once grew, but it's not immediately noticeable, even when displays. Crystals of this size are rare, and it's still fine quality display specimen. The crystal is complete on the front and back and as you can see the topmost portion is WATER CLEAR! Like many Danburites from this locality, the crystal has a faint pink hue, which is a quintessential attribute of this fantastic material. Priced at $4,000 in the inventory. From the collection of Gary Weaver of Prescott, Arizona (1944-2019). Gary was an electrical engineer who worked for many years for Hughes Aircraft in California. After retiring to Prescott, Arizona in the early 2000s, Gary rekindled his childhood love of minerals, amassing a collection of roughly 2000 specimens focusing on localities in which he and his wife had lived or visited (Mexico, Peru and the western / southwestern United States). You can read Gary's obituary here https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/apr/27/obituary-gary-richard-weaver/