Fluorapatite

Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 1.4 x 1.3 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: $136
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Here is a fine, small cabinet specimen of colorless to soft-green Fluorapatites from the famous Sapo Mine in Brazil. These crystals have a singular appearance with a compressed, prismatic form, but still showing very sharp, highly lustrous faces with nice translucency. They seem to have grown around an internal, narrow stalk, creating a near-hollow growth. But which came first, the core or the Fluorapatite stalk, we are really not sure. But we are sure about is how unique and unusual the growth pattern is. Unsurprisingly, these were quite the attention-getters when they first appeared at Munich 2007, and it seems that Sapo may never produce these attractive specimens of unusual Fluorapatite again. Formerly a Luiz Menezes specimen, this is a particularly elegant example of the style

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $136 09/30/2021 2:36:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $126 09/30/2021 2:36:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $119 09/30/2021 11:19:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $109 09/30/2021 11:19:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $105 09/27/2021 9:32:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 09/27/2021 9:32:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 09/27/2021 10:52:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 09/27/2021 10:52:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $65 09/24/2021 2:45:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $55 09/24/2021 2:45:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/24/2021 2:44:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/24/2021 2:44:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 1:52:15 am (CDT)