Fluorapatite gem crystal

Dattaw mines, Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Miniature, 4.0 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Start Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/13/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $700
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Gem, prismatic Fluorapatites like this one are rare from anywhere and were unheard in Burma until Bill Larson obtained a small stash of them during the course of his travels, from just a few pockets in the early 2000s. This superb, rich blue-green, prismatic crystal is just over an inch and a half long and is gem through its ENTIRE length! The long, prism faces are well developed and this stunning crystal is capped on one end by a pyramidal termination. Backlighting this gem Fluorapatite crystal on a white screen and rotating the blue crystal reveals its intense pleochroism from an intense blue to a medium blue upon rotation. This gorgeous Fluorapatite has a mass of 1.89 grams. Slender but impressive, it is perhaps gram for gram the finest of species in quality. At the time, specimens like this sold for $2000 and more per crystal, and that was near 20 years ago. This one was kept back for the jewel-like quality and style.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $700 05/13/2021 10:04:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $675 05/13/2021 10:04:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $625 05/13/2021 8:10:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 05/13/2021 8:10:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 05/13/2021 8:10:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 05/13/2021 8:10:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 05/13/2021 8:10:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 05/13/2021 8:10:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $420 05/13/2021 8:09:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $410 05/13/2021 8:09:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $396 05/13/2021 2:16:44 am (CDT)
bnavis427 $386 05/12/2021 12:40:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $376 05/12/2021 10:25:09 am (CDT)
bnavis427 $367 05/12/2021 10:25:09 am (CDT)
bnavis427 $327 05/11/2021 4:35:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $317 05/11/2021 4:35:38 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $314 05/11/2021 4:35:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $304 05/11/2021 4:35:33 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $294 05/11/2021 4:35:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $284 05/11/2021 4:35:29 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $274 05/11/2021 4:35:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $264 05/11/2021 4:35:24 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $254 05/11/2021 4:35:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $244 05/11/2021 4:35:18 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $234 05/11/2021 4:35:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $224 05/09/2021 9:34:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $214 05/09/2021 9:34:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $167 05/08/2021 6:50:21 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $157 05/08/2021 6:50:21 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $135 05/08/2021 6:49:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 05/08/2021 6:49:57 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $98 05/08/2021 6:32:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $88 05/08/2021 6:32:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/08/2021 1:14:19 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/08/2021 1:14:19 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/07/2021 11:57:33 pm (CDT)