Fluorapatite ex Lemanski Collection

Slyudyanka, Lake Baikal area, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
Cabinet, 10.1 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $310
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Impressive, large, sharp apatite crystals are uncommon from this classic and well-known Russian locale. The terminated textbook hexagonal crystal has very high glassy lustre, striking transparent to translucent areas and beautiful variable teal-blue to teal-green color saturation. Complete all-around and nearly pristine, with only trivial bruising or contact near the termination. It is LARGE at 377 grams! The striking glassiness, variable intense color saturation, interesting melted look and/or etching, plus the embedded bit of limestone add much character to this fascinating apatite specimen. It is old material - we do not see a lot of this today. MUCH better in person. Valued $1000-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $310 05/06/2021 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 05/06/2021 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $282 05/06/2021 5:39:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $272 05/06/2021 5:39:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $262 05/06/2021 5:39:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $252 05/06/2021 5:39:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 05/06/2021 5:13:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 05/06/2021 5:13:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/06/2021 1:48:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/06/2021 11:01:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 05/06/2021 11:01:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 05/06/2021 11:01:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/06/2021 10:43:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/06/2021 10:43:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/04/2021 11:21:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/04/2021 11:21:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/03/2021 11:46:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/03/2021 11:46:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:13:03 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.