Muscovite ps after Corundum var. Sapphire

Thabeikkyin, Thabeikkyin Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/13/2021 6:40:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $323
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This robust, glistening, doubly tapered specimen is shockingly a Corundum (sapphire) crystal has been partially replaced by Muscovite. A multitude of tiny, scintillating Muscovite and Corundum crystals cover the surface of this piece. It is a pale pinkish gray with literally hundreds of both Muscovite and Corundum crystals on this essentially doubly terminated oddity. It looks to be a partial replacement of Corundum after Muscovite with a secondary growth of fine-grained Corundum that sparkles all over the surface, but displays only a muted fluorescence. Although pseudomorphed, it still retains its hexagonal outline steep, pyramidal terminations. This is a truly rare and unusual specimen , one of those oddities saved only because Larson was an avid collector on the ground there at the time they came out, or otherwise they simply never get out to the market.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $323 05/13/2021 6:33:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $313 05/13/2021 6:33:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $298 05/13/2021 6:33:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $288 05/13/2021 6:33:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $253 05/13/2021 6:29:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $243 05/13/2021 6:23:03 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $233 05/13/2021 6:22:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $223 05/13/2021 6:22:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $212 05/13/2021 6:20:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $202 05/13/2021 4:52:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $192 05/13/2021 4:52:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $167 05/12/2021 7:51:22 pm (CDT)
jmzdrum91 $157 05/12/2021 7:51:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/09/2021 3:23:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/09/2021 3:23:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/08/2021 10:31:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/08/2021 10:31:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $64 05/08/2021 9:38:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $54 05/08/2021 9:38:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $49 05/08/2021 1:05:55 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $31 05/08/2021 10:23:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $26 05/08/2021 10:23:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/08/2021 4:21:10 am (CDT)