Gypsum (var: Selenite) (with ''hourglass'' sand inclusions)

Great Salt Plains, Jet, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, USA
Miniature, 4.6 x 1.1 x 0.2 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $35
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

These famous specimens are some of the most iconic crystals of Gypsum from any US locality. Oklahoma isn't known for a lot of mineral specimens, but I think a lot of collectors think of these beautiful Gypsum crystals when it comes to mineral of the Sooner State. This piece is a fantastic example of this material as it is an excellent, very sharp, doubly-terminated crystal that would ordinarily be colorless were it not for the beautiful golden-brown sand particle inclusions that have created a gorgeous internal "hourglass" shape. It's not easy to get pieces with such well-defined and equant "hourglass" inclusions like this, and this particular specimen is a beautiful example of this classic material from northern Oklahoma.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $35 09/23/2021 6:44:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/23/2021 3:27:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/19/2021 9:52:18 pm (CDT)
DMT $21 09/19/2021 9:52:18 pm (CDT)
DMT $20 09/19/2021 9:52:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/19/2021 9:52:12 pm (CDT)
DMT $10 09/18/2021 9:55:59 am (CDT)