Hedenbergite (RARE locality specimen) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Tormiq Valley, Haramosh Mts., Roundu District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 2.9 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $100

Item Description

A rarely seen and find quality single crystal of dark green colored Hedenbergite from the Tormiq Valley in the high mountains of Pakistan. This area is famous for its fine Epidote / Clinozoisite crystals, but Hedenbergite is exceedingly hard to find. This piece is a sharp, well-formed prism, complete on all sides. With strong backlighting, you can see there are small areas of rich green clarity inside. If you're a fan of Pyroxenes, you know how rare it is to see such well-formed crystals with gemminess like this one, so don't miss out on picking up a fine quality example of these elusive crystals from Tormiq. From the collection of Shields Flynn with a label from Ernie Schlichter.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$100 08/06/2022 6:18:22 pm (CDT)
$90 08/06/2022 5:42:52 pm (CDT)
$80 08/06/2022 5:41:58 pm (CDT)
$70 08/05/2022 10:56:14 am (CDT)
$60 08/05/2022 10:16:40 am (CDT)
$50 08/05/2022 10:16:40 am (CDT)
$45 08/05/2022 1:34:09 am (CDT)
$40 * 08/05/2022 1:33:48 am (CDT)
$40 * 08/05/2022 1:33:48 am (CDT)
$35 07/31/2022 1:10:44 am (CDT)
$30 07/31/2022 1:10:44 am (CDT)
$10 07/30/2022 5:33:12 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.