Imperial Topaz (RARE matrix specimen)

Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Colin Manlove
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 09/07/2023 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/14/2023 6:48:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $410

Item Description

This is a rarely seen MATRIX specimen of Imperial Topaz from the famous locality at Ouro Preto. The vast majority of the crystals from this locality are loose singles, and less than 1% of them are found on matrix. This piece hosts a notably lustrous, very gemmy, sharp, well-formed, elongated prismatic crystal measuring 3.2 cm long sitting beautifully on oxidized matrix. The combination of the fine quality of the Topaz and the rare matrix make this a highly desirable specimen from the premier locality for Imperial Topaz in the world. Don't miss out on this attractive and eye-catching specimen from this world-famous district in Brazil. From the collection of Rolando Gioia (a contributor to new definitive book on Brazilian minerals: "Minerais e Pedras Preciosas do Brasil").

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$410 09/14/2023 6:43:18 pm (CDT)
$400 09/14/2023 6:43:18 pm (CDT)
$399 09/14/2023 6:39:19 pm (CDT)
$389 09/14/2023 6:37:44 pm (CDT)
$379 09/14/2023 6:36:44 pm (CDT)
$369 09/14/2023 3:49:23 pm (CDT)
$359 09/14/2023 3:49:15 pm (CDT)
$350 09/14/2023 3:49:15 pm (CDT)
$325 09/13/2023 8:46:32 pm (CDT)
$315 09/13/2023 8:46:32 pm (CDT)
$249 09/12/2023 5:46:25 pm (CDT)