Microcline var. Amazonite with Albite - rare "white caps"

Pikes Peak Batholith, Teller County, Colorado, USA
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $175
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The world's best Amazonites are produced from the pegmatite stringers within the Pikes Peak Batholith. Among these, there is a particular and justified attraction with those Amazonites that have epitaxial Albite overgrowths that give them so-called whitecaps. The color contrast between the white of the Albite and the blue-green Amazonite is dramatic and appealing, and preferential growths such as this are endlessly fascinating, period. The pics portray just how attractive this miniature is. It is s STUNNING example of this material, and a perfect miniature size. These ar eold, said to be from erratic pockets found in the 1960s through the 1980s. I have not seen any great modern ones with this sharpness and contrast. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $175 05/19/2022 6:38:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $165 05/19/2022 6:38:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $165 05/19/2022 6:38:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 05/19/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $145 05/19/2022 6:34:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 05/19/2022 6:29:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 05/19/2022 6:15:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $115 05/19/2022 6:15:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $115 05/19/2022 6:15:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 05/19/2022 6:04:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 05/19/2022 5:13:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 05/19/2022 3:46:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/19/2022 3:46:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/17/2022 9:20:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/17/2022 6:42:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/15/2022 6:40:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/15/2022 3:53:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/14/2022 11:37:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/14/2022 7:59:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/14/2022 10:43:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/14/2022 10:38:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/14/2022 10:33:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 4:32:47 pm (CDT)
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