Fluor-uvite - Uvite Series (Tourmaline) on Quartz

Pedra Preta Pit, Serra das Éguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.3 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 03/28/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/04/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Winning Bid: $259

Item Description

These distinctive and iconic Tourmaline crystals for many years were labeled as Uvite, but recent analysis has showed that they should be labeled as part of the Fluor-uvite - Uvite series. The reason for this designation is that the two species cannot be distinguished visually, so it's impossible to know which species this is without analysis. With that said, it appears that most pieces that were labeled previous as Uvite are likely to be Fluor-uvite, but we are labeling these specimens going forward as Fluor-uvite - Uvite series. This showy small cabinet sized piece features fine quality, sharp, lustrous, compressed trigonal crystals of an deep olive-green color (with a slight more golden hue in the cores of the crystals) measuring up to 1.2 cm across, sprinkled over a three-dimensional group of sharp, lustrous, well-formed, translucent Quartz crystals. The "Uvites" look beautiful up close and especially with some backlight. A fine quality example of these crystals, which are the best of their respective species ever found.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$259 04/04/2024 11:20:00 am (CDT)
$249 04/03/2024 10:14:59 pm (CDT)