Despujolsite

N'Chwaning III Mine, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Thumbnail, 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.2 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $179
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A remarkable color makes this important, all else aside! This is a Despujolsite GEM WINDOWPANE crystal showing a pseudo-hexagonal form, quite lirterally nearly unprecedented in such good presentation. The bottom is included with another mineral, which we believe to simply be manganese dendrites. Here we have a totally transparent gem crystal from the best-of-species pocket/find/locality in the world for the mineral, the N'Chwaning III Mine in South Africa. This tabular, vibrant, lime-green crystal is 1.3 cm in maximum dimension and exhibits sharp, lustrous crystal faces and bright yellow-green internal reflections. This crystal is so gemmy and well-formed with vibrant green-yellow color it almost looks like a gemstone! It is complete all around except for the backside where it was attached another crystal. What a gorgeous gem example of this very rare, hydrated calcium-manganese sulfate! The color is simply unearthly, and looks radioactive and fake, but is quite natural. This was one pocket, approximately late 2012 or early '13. We bought probably 95% of the pocket at the time directly from the source. Most sold, but we found a very few left, in reserve, from all those years ago. Again, the COLOR is simply...unique. Such things are nearly impossible to value, for the combination of beauty and rarity.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $179 03/04/2021 6:08:37 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $169 03/04/2021 5:49:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $159 03/04/2021 5:43:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $155 03/04/2021 5:43:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $145 03/04/2021 4:05:22 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $135 03/04/2021 4:05:22 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $123 02/28/2021 3:33:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $113 02/28/2021 3:33:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $81 02/26/2021 9:39:59 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $71 02/26/2021 9:39:59 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $61 02/26/2021 6:53:41 am (CST)
Private Bidder $51 02/26/2021 6:53:41 am (CST)
Private Bidder $30 02/25/2021 11:35:14 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $25 02/25/2021 11:35:14 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $20 02/25/2021 10:37:17 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $15 02/25/2021 10:37:17 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 10:37:03 pm (CST)