Epidote (magnetic!)

Raskoh Mts., Kharan, Balochistan (Baluchistan), Pakistan
6.4 x 6.3 x 5.6 cm
Start Time: 02/07/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/14/2019 6:47:25 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $86

Item Description

From a find in late 2011, these are most unusual and interesting Epidote crystals from Baluchistan (where the exicitng Brookite and Anatase specimens have been coming out). These crystals do not have the characteristic thin prismatic appearance of those from places like Tormiq or Alchuri, but rather are opaque and blocky, with a notably darker green hue, and a distinctive secondary coating of what I'm told is Magnetite, as these crystals show a weak magnestism when exposed to magnetic objects. This thick, stout, orthorhombic crystal group has good form, and is good sized for the locality. Some small secondary crystals can be seen on the back as well. It is mostly damage free, but the back is contacted. The main crystal on the specimen is clearly doubly-terminated, which is not common for Epiodte in my experience. A worthwhile specimen of this now difficult to find material. It's my understanding that specimens from this find have disappeared from the market, so if you want one, pick them up while you can.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
daveshipman $86 02/14/2019 6:42:25 pm (CST)
cookieman $52 02/14/2019 6:42:03 pm (CST)
daveshipman $45 02/14/2019 3:52:17 pm (CST)
escalade1602 $40 02/14/2019 3:52:17 pm (CST)
daveshipman $35 02/14/2019 3:51:26 pm (CST)
escalade1602 $30 02/14/2019 3:51:26 pm (CST)
daveshipman $20 02/13/2019 5:37:01 am (CST)
mati1408 $15 02/13/2019 5:37:01 am (CST)
daveshipman $10 02/12/2019 7:41:51 am (CST)