Helvine included in Quartz (rare)

Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.5 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 12/28/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/04/2024 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $50

Item Description

RARE, rich phantoms of bright yellow Helvine microcrystals are clearly visible within the sharp water-clear termination of this complete all-around quartz crystal from the famous Yaogangxian Mine. The quartz crystal is transparent to translucent with both glass-clear and satin luster faces. Helvine is a Be-Mn-silicate with sulfur and is found in granites, pegmatites, gneisses, contact zones and skarns (MINDAT). Contacts on two sides of the quartz and a bit of edge bruising hardly matter, as this specimen is not about the quartz quality, except for the termination clarity which permits a really good view of the helvine phantoms through three termination faces. A rich and rare combination rarity from the locale from small finds in 2020.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$50 01/04/2024 6:20:11 pm (CST)
$45 * 01/03/2024 4:10:55 am (CST)
$45 * 01/03/2024 4:10:55 am (CST)
$40 01/03/2024 4:10:49 am (CST)
$35 01/03/2024 4:10:49 am (CST)
$30 01/03/2024 4:10:45 am (CST)
$25 01/03/2024 4:10:45 am (CST)
$20 01/01/2024 3:25:47 am (CST)
$15 12/30/2023 8:07:52 pm (CST)
$10 12/30/2023 12:29:12 am (CST)
* 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.