Epidote

Bendoukou, Sandare District, Kayes Region, Mali
13.8 x 7.9 x 7.7 cm
Start Time: 06/25/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/02/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $135

Item Description

In the early 2000s, we started seeing some of the most attractive and iconic specimens of Prehnite and Epidote to hit the market from various localities in Mali. This piece is a gorgeous group of Epidote crystals which are robust, well-formed, large and really eye-catching. The largest individual crystal measures 4.7 cm long, and if you look closely you can see that many of them are actually doubly-terminated. The piece is crystallized on all side, no matrix, and is very close to what I would call a complete "floater", but there are a few tiny rough spots that keep it from being 100% pristine. It's still a dramatic, showy and choice example of this now hard to find material. Very little has come out of this area in at least the last 5 years or so, and if you missed out of them when they first showed up, do not pass up a chance to get your hands on an impressive cabinet display piece like this for your collection. Valued at $1,200 in the inventory.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
moosemountain $135 07/02/2020 12:10:12 pm (CDT)
Percivalwulfric $125 07/02/2020 12:10:11 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $115 07/01/2020 11:33:25 am (CDT)
lalookswest $105 07/01/2020 11:33:25 am (CDT)
moosemountain $95 07/01/2020 11:12:34 am (CDT)
Percivalwulfric $85 07/01/2020 11:12:33 am (CDT)
moosemountain $60 06/27/2020 1:10:46 am (CDT)
Percivalwulfric $50 06/27/2020 1:10:45 am (CDT)
moosemountain $35 06/27/2020 1:10:22 am (CDT)
Percivalwulfric $30 06/27/2020 1:10:22 am (CDT)
moosemountain $10 06/27/2020 12:54:23 am (CDT)