Gem Vivianite (large xl for the find)

Tomokoni Adit, nr. Canutillos, Potosi Dept., Bolivia
Small Cabinet, 9.5 x 4.7 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/09/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A SUPERB, VERY GEMMY and pristine, thick, doubly terminated, parallel-growth emerald-green viviianite crystal artfully attached to a bit of sandstone matrix from the finds in Bolivia about 4-5 ago. The saw-toothed termination is SUPREMELY GEMMY, while the other termination is rounded and is lightly etched. Very unusual on this STRIKING specimen, which is large for the find and locale. The two backlit photos highlight the gemminess and intense, emerald-green color saturation. Reasonably common at the time, you SELDOM see any on the market now. Valued $2000