Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Colin Manlove
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 cm
Start Time: 01/25/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/01/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $75

Item Description

Here we have a fine, gemmy, euhedral, sharp crystal of what has been referred to as "Lepidolite" for many years, but it must be noted that Lepidolite is no longer a valid mineral species. According to the information you can see on mindat.org, Lepidolite is now defined as a mineral in the so-called Polylithionite-Trilithionite series. In any case, the term Lepidolite is still used commonly, and we're sticking with it for the purpose of this listing. This piece has a rich purple color, and when strongly backlit, shows good internal gemminess. It should be noted that it's contacted on both ends, but still shows a few big, broad, smooth, well-formed faces on the front.
From the collection of Colin Manlove.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$75 * 02/01/2024 11:20:41 am (CST)
$75 * 02/01/2024 11:20:41 am (CST)
$65 01/30/2024 9:26:12 am (CST)
$55 01/30/2024 9:26:12 am (CST)
$49 01/30/2024 9:26:08 am (CST)
$44 01/30/2024 9:26:08 am (CST)
$35 01/27/2024 1:51:25 pm (CST)
$30 01/27/2024 1:51:25 pm (CST)
$10 01/26/2024 4:44:13 pm (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.