Epidote (ex Roebling circa 1900, Smithsonian)

Green Monster Mtn., Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 5.2 x 4.1 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $825
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Prince of Wales Island, barren and forbidding with awful weather, is one of the world's most famous producers of fine Epidotes. This cluster, with terminated Epidotes to 4.4 cm, is a very fine and aesthetic, small cabinet specimen for this great locality. It is an old style, and few smaller pieces of quality were presewrved in that time, at the turn of the 1900s. The luster, and texture, is strong and helps define the sharp geometries here. The color is a typical deep, greenish-black. Naturally, there is some contacting, but the sheer size and quality of the Epidotes more than makes up for that. Good Green Monster specimens are hard to find, especially in light of how difficult the collecting conditions are; and so this is not only a superb historic specimen but the rare example of those that actually are aesthetic - and valued - by todays's standards. Even more of a rarity! We valued this at $3000-ish quite reasonably but then again if you disagree, go try to find a better one in the size range, and with such provenance to the early 1900s era of exploration here...I do not think many are out there.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $825 09/28/2021 8:29:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $800 09/28/2021 8:29:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $725 09/28/2021 8:29:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $700 09/28/2021 8:29:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $675 09/28/2021 8:29:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $650 09/28/2021 8:29:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $625 09/28/2021 8:29:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 09/28/2021 8:29:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $575 09/28/2021 8:29:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $550 09/28/2021 8:29:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 09/28/2021 8:28:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/28/2021 8:28:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $461 09/25/2021 1:29:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $451 09/25/2021 1:29:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $411 09/25/2021 1:23:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $401 09/25/2021 1:23:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 09/25/2021 12:39:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 09/25/2021 12:39:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $309 09/24/2021 11:22:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $299 09/24/2021 11:22:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 09/24/2021 10:19:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 09/24/2021 10:19:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 09/24/2021 2:02:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/24/2021 2:02:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/24/2021 1:49:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/24/2021 1:49:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 12:11:21 am (CDT)