Prehnite (beautiful form and color)

Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Ex. Tim Sherburn
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 08/31/2023 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/07/2023 6:48:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $79

Item Description

The Merelani Hills are the source of the world-famous Tanzanite crystals, but they also produce a good mount of other minerals, with beautiful and sometimes unique colors/crystallizations. There are multiple styles of Prehnite found in this area, all with their own distinctive appearance. This miniature specimen is a beautiful crystallized group of flowing, slightly curved bladed aggregates, with a tiny bit of attached Graphite on the back. When backlit, the colors range from green and yellow in the center to more of a soft blue tone on the exterior edges. I can't remember seeing a Prehnite quite like this from any other locality, and the mixture of colors with the gorgeous overall form (and no damage), make it a very appealing specimen for any fan of minerals from this famed mining area. Ex Tim Sherburn collection.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$79 09/07/2023 6:42:06 pm (CDT)
$69 09/07/2023 6:29:29 pm (CDT)
$59 09/07/2023 6:28:35 pm (CDT)
$52 09/07/2023 6:28:35 pm (CDT)
$45 09/07/2023 6:26:37 pm (CDT)
$40 09/07/2023 6:26:11 pm (CDT)
$37 09/07/2023 6:26:11 pm (CDT)
$30 09/07/2023 6:23:46 pm (CDT)
$25 09/07/2023 1:22:45 pm (CDT)
$20 09/07/2023 11:25:44 am (CDT)
$16 09/07/2023 11:25:43 am (CDT)
$15 09/06/2023 7:29:00 pm (CDT)
$10 09/03/2023 1:41:37 pm (CDT)