Gypsum var. Selenite (fluorescent)

Salinas de Otuma, Paracas, Pisco, Pisco Prov., Ica, Peru
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 6.5 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $280
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A classic specimen of the famous golden Gypsum (Selenite) from Las Salinas back nearly 20 years ago now. The piece hosts a predominant, very sharp, gem quality, lustrous, "fish-tail"-twinned crystal of Gypsum rising up from dozens of disc-like blades of golden Gypsum. This main Gypsum twin measures 2.3 cm long and is in excellent condition. Golden Selenites from Peru, to me, set an aesthetic masterpiece level for this species that is just so hard to beat. The combination of sharp form, brilliant luster, and golden color makes these the "jewels" of the Selenite world, and the fluorescence is excellent. I know these were once common for a brief while in the early 2000's, but truly outstanding pieces like this were never widely available. This is a perfect small cabinet specimen with balance, poise, color and luster. These are, many say, the world's most beautiful gypsum and they have a market histroy of being the most valuable as well.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $280 09/30/2021 1:30:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 09/29/2021 7:48:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 09/29/2021 5:25:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $250 09/29/2021 5:25:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $250 09/29/2021 5:25:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $240 09/29/2021 5:25:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $230 09/29/2021 5:25:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 09/29/2021 2:26:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 09/29/2021 2:05:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/29/2021 2:05:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $192 09/29/2021 2:05:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $182 09/27/2021 4:55:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $172 09/27/2021 6:15:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $162 09/27/2021 12:42:08 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $152 09/26/2021 6:59:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $142 09/26/2021 6:56:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $132 09/26/2021 6:56:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 09/26/2021 6:56:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/26/2021 6:55:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/26/2021 6:55:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/26/2021 6:48:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 09/26/2021 6:48:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $87 09/26/2021 6:06:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $77 09/26/2021 6:06:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/26/2021 6:06:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/25/2021 6:20:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/25/2021 6:20:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/24/2021 2:32:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/24/2021 2:32:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 12:07:17 am (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.