Purple Fluorapatite (fluorescent)

Dara-e-Pech pegmatite field, Kunar, Afghanistan
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.4 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $492
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Quality Fluorapatite specimens are always coveted, but none more so than those whose lavendar/purple colors leap out at the collector, as they are so rare. Such crystals like this bring to mind the great Pulsifer Apatites found in Maine over 50 years ago - but there are simply too few of those for all of us who want one, and so any new purple apatite locality is greeted highly! From the famous pegmatites at Pech, this dense cluster has well-formed, prismatic crystals to 1.2 cm wide, a silky luster, and a lovely, saturated lavendar color with a deeper, purple rind. The yellow fluorescence is strong, particularly along the terminations. As expected from pegmatite mining, there is a little bit of wear at the edges, but it detracts not at all from the aesthetics of this choice miniature for the species.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $492 09/30/2021 5:58:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $482 09/30/2021 5:58:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $479 09/30/2021 5:41:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $469 09/30/2021 5:41:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $454 09/30/2021 5:41:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $444 09/30/2021 5:41:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 09/30/2021 2:57:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 09/30/2021 2:57:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $230 09/30/2021 2:33:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 09/30/2021 12:12:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 09/29/2021 1:21:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/29/2021 1:21:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 09/26/2021 10:25:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 09/25/2021 12:35:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $150 09/25/2021 12:35:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $150 09/25/2021 12:35:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 09/25/2021 11:04:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 09/25/2021 11:04:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/24/2021 8:03:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/24/2021 5:56:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 09/24/2021 5:56:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $83 09/24/2021 7:02:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $73 09/24/2021 7:02:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $63 09/24/2021 1:47:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $53 09/24/2021 1:47:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 12:20:01 am (CDT)
* 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.