Fluorapatite on Tourmaline (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Minas Gerais, Brazil
Toenail, 3.3 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 01/08/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/15/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $142
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Fluorapatite is found in virtually all colors of the rainbow, but the most sought after hue has to be purple. Outside of the pieces from Golconda, you don't see a lot of purple Apatites from any Brazilian locality. Here we have a really eye-catching and aesthetic display quality toenail sized specimen featuring sharp, lustrous, translucent, prismatic, hexagonal purple colored Fluorapatite crystals measuring up to 7 mm sitting atop very dark green (nearly black), prismatic Tourmaline crystals. A very attractive piece of this highly sought after shade of Apatite. Good condition, very little damage overall. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $142 01/15/2022 6:20:48 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $132 01/15/2022 6:16:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $122 01/15/2022 6:15:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $120 01/15/2022 6:15:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $110 01/13/2022 12:33:53 am (CST)
Private Bidder $100 01/13/2022 12:33:53 am (CST)
Private Bidder $20 01/11/2022 11:14:33 am (CST)
Private Bidder $15 01/11/2022 11:14:33 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 01/10/2022 8:09:26 pm (CST)