Hambergite (superb crystal) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Rangkul' pegmatite field, Rangkul' Highlands, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Thumbnail, 3.1 x 1.7 x 0.7 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: $137
Winning Bidder: reddirtokie

Item Description

Hambergite is a rare beryllium borate species, most often seen from pegmatite localities, and seldom seen in fine crystallized examples. This piece is to the best of my memory, the finest example we've ever seen from this particular locality. This large thumbnail specimen is an incredibly hard to find crystal of sharp, lustrous, well-formed, slightly translucent, white to colorless Hambergite from The Rangkul Pegmatite Field in Tajikistan. This crystal has distinct, euhedral faces, which is hard to find in smaller crystals, but this one is over 3 cm(!), so it's big deal for the species and the locality. The front and sides are in very good shape, and even though the piece is not complete on the back, it's still a truly impressive example from this obscure locality. Please check out the accompanying video with this piece, to get the full effect. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
reddirtokie $137 01/15/2022 6:20:28 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $127 01/15/2022 6:20:00 pm (CST)
reddirtokie $119 01/15/2022 6:20:00 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $109 01/15/2022 1:10:00 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 * $99 01/15/2022 1:09:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $99 01/15/2022 1:09:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $67 01/15/2022 1:09:50 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $57 01/15/2022 1:09:49 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $15 01/12/2022 1:07:39 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 01/11/2022 3:26:10 pm (CST)
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