Fluorapatite on Albite (ex Irv Brown Collection)

Sapo Mine, Ferruginha, Conselheiro Pena, Doce Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
5.6 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 7:00:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $481

Item Description

Here we have a lovely large miniature / small cabinet specimen of these well-known deep green Apatites from the famous find at the Sapo mine in 2004. These crystals have a unique appearance with compressed prismatic form and deep greenish-black color, but are nearly colorless on the edges. Beautiful, very well-crystallized, lustrous off-white Albite plays host to the Apatites. Very showy, three-dimensional and the piece sits beautifully on its own without the aid of a base or clay! The largest Apatite measures 2.1 cm. No damage and fine quality. Priced at $1,800. It appears that Sapo may never produce these incredible specimens of these unusual Apatites again.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
daveshipman $481 01/03/2019 6:39:16 pm (CST)
borabora $471 01/03/2019 6:38:52 pm (CST)
daveshipman $461 01/03/2019 6:30:46 pm (CST)
borabora $451 01/03/2019 6:30:46 pm (CST)
daveshipman $437 01/03/2019 6:17:39 pm (CST)
borabora $430 01/03/2019 6:16:38 pm (CST)
daveshipman $420 01/03/2019 6:14:41 pm (CST)
borabora $410 01/03/2019 6:14:41 pm (CST)
daveshipman $400 01/03/2019 6:09:33 pm (CST)
borabora $390 01/03/2019 6:03:41 pm (CST)
daveshipman $380 01/03/2019 6:03:26 pm (CST)
borabora $370 01/03/2019 6:03:26 pm (CST)
daveshipman $360 01/03/2019 9:07:21 am (CST)
speciman $333 01/02/2019 11:21:58 pm (CST)
borabora $323 01/02/2019 11:21:58 pm (CST)
speciman $217 01/02/2019 11:15:11 pm (CST)
borabora $160 01/02/2019 10:08:48 pm (CST)
castun $78 12/26/2018 10:24:33 am (CST)
mineraldv $68 12/26/2018 10:24:33 am (CST)
castun $58 12/22/2018 6:30:04 pm (CST)
lunareclipse33 $40 12/21/2018 11:52:30 am (CST)
algen $10 12/21/2018 4:34:03 am (CST)