- Lost Hope Mine, Karoi Dist., Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe
- Toenail, 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
- Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
- End Time: 06/11/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
- Auction Closed
A relatively sharp, striated, gemmy and lustrous, VIVID blue euclase crystal from Zimbabwe - this is the classic locality that has produced by far and away the worlds most intense blue crystals of the species. This euhedral, highly lustrous and partially gemmy crystal has only one edge and one point of contact. Specimens of this quality and color variety came out in the 1970s, with very little found as a trickle since (and those mostly of the same habit but a much paler, although attractive, pastel blue color with deep blue highlights only).