Muscovite (fine crystals)

Governador Valadares, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ex. Dr. Vasco Trancoso
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 12/21/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/28/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $81

Item Description

Typically Mica species are seen as accessory / accent minerals to other species, but occasionally we will see fine quality examples where the Mica is the star of the show. This piece is a great display quality specimen featuring hexagonal groups of sharp, lustrous, well-formed silvery-beige colored Muscovite blades measuring up to 3.7 cm across, free of matrix. The piece is crystallized on all sides, and is very close to being a complete "floater". I love how the crystals are growing at stark 90 degree angles, creating a three-dimensional display specimen with lots of character and visceral appeal.
From the collection of Vasco Trancoso, a medical doctor and prominent mineral collector from near Lisbon, Portugal ( He assembled his mineral collection over the course of 60 years, and built a fine worldwide display collection that we recently purchased. This piece is pictured on at

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$81 12/28/2023 6:41:54 pm (CST)
$71 12/28/2023 6:41:53 pm (CST)
$61 12/27/2023 6:39:57 pm (CST)
$51 12/27/2023 6:39:56 pm (CST)
$45 12/25/2023 1:47:55 pm (CST)
$40 12/25/2023 1:47:55 pm (CST)
$28 12/22/2023 4:55:46 pm (CST)
$23 12/22/2023 4:55:45 pm (CST)
$10 12/22/2023 10:10:12 am (CST)