Fluorapatite

Alto da Cabeca Mine, Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Ex. Vasco Trancoso
Miniature, 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.6 cm, 45 grams
Start Time: 11/17/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/26/2022 6:35:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $150

Item Description

An impressive, sharp, highly lustrous, textbook hexagonal fluorapatite crystal from Brazil. The crystal appears dark blue in normal light, BUT bright light and backlighting reveal zones and veinlets of glorious "Paraiba blue" translucent gemminess. These were originally marketed as being from Paraiba State, Brazil, but this uncommon exciting material has been determined to be from the Alto da Cabeca Mine, Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. Complete all-around and pristine. Ex Dr. Vasco Trancoso Collection. A very fine and uncommon example from the locale. 45 grams. This is a rare style!

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$150 11/26/2022 6:27:38 pm (CST)
$140 11/26/2022 6:27:38 pm (CST)
$130 11/26/2022 11:23:47 am (CST)
$120 11/26/2022 11:23:47 am (CST)
$110 11/26/2022 11:23:37 am (CST)
$100 11/26/2022 11:23:37 am (CST)
$90 11/24/2022 6:03:03 pm (CST)
$80 11/24/2022 6:03:03 pm (CST)
$67 11/24/2022 10:53:50 am (CST)
$57 11/24/2022 10:53:50 am (CST)
$46 11/21/2022 8:13:47 pm (CST)
$45 11/21/2022 8:13:47 pm (CST)
$40 11/19/2022 10:38:34 pm (CST)
$35 11/19/2022 10:38:34 pm (CST)
$30 11/19/2022 10:38:24 pm (CST)
$25 11/19/2022 10:38:24 pm (CST)
$20 11/19/2022 10:38:14 pm (CST)
$15 11/19/2022 10:38:14 pm (CST)
$10 11/18/2022 9:55:20 pm (CST)