Spessartine Garnet on DT Smoky Quartz (rare)

Wushan Spessartine Mine, Tongbei, Fujian, China
11.5 x 3.3 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 10/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/10/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $305

Item Description

An impressive large sharply terminated parallel-growth smoky quartz crystal is richly cloaked on all six sides with two generations of gemmy and lustrous spessartine garnets. The glassy light gray smoky has high lustre with striking pronounced stepped-growth prism faces. Most of the crystal is translucent, but a transparent area below the termination is a nice touch. All of the sparkly spessartines are gem, with the larger crystals, to 5 mm, having rich cinnamon-orange color. This is a very uncommon technically doubly terminated crystal, as the broken base has rehealed with a multitude of glassy faces. Complete all-around and pristine, this is exceptional and rare large 360-degree example of the species and locale.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
dnick926 $305 10/10/2019 6:36:46 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $300 10/10/2019 6:36:46 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $281 10/10/2019 6:36:25 pm (CDT)
dnick926 $271 10/10/2019 6:36:24 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $261 10/10/2019 6:31:04 pm (CDT)
dnick926 $251 10/10/2019 6:31:03 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $211 10/10/2019 6:29:23 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $206 10/10/2019 6:30:43 pm (CDT)
leighb $201 10/10/2019 6:29:22 pm (CDT)
dnick926 $196 10/10/2019 6:30:42 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $186 10/10/2019 5:06:56 pm (CDT)
jl58 $176 10/10/2019 5:06:56 pm (CDT)
jl58 $165 10/10/2019 4:49:58 pm (CDT)
shayan $155 10/10/2019 4:49:57 pm (CDT)
jl58 $136 10/10/2019 1:15:21 pm (CDT)
stormnorm1@msn.com $126 10/10/2019 1:15:21 pm (CDT)
stormnorm1@msn.com $100 10/10/2019 1:14:17 pm (CDT)
BigLer27 $90 10/10/2019 1:14:17 pm (CDT)
BigLer27 $90 10/09/2019 8:47:22 pm (CDT)
jaymfriedman $80 10/09/2019 8:47:22 pm (CDT)
jaymfriedman $70 10/09/2019 4:27:07 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $60 10/09/2019 4:27:07 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $60 10/06/2019 8:20:05 am (CDT)
dnick926 $51 10/06/2019 8:20:05 am (CDT)
dnick926 $50 10/06/2019 8:19:54 am (CDT)
jbr4000 $45 10/06/2019 8:19:53 am (CDT)
dnick926 $40 10/06/2019 8:19:43 am (CDT)
jbr4000 $35 10/06/2019 8:19:42 am (CDT)
dnick926 $30 10/06/2019 8:19:29 am (CDT)
jbr4000 $25 10/06/2019 8:19:28 am (CDT)
dnick926 $20 10/05/2019 1:09:08 am (CDT)
griffinite $15 10/05/2019 1:09:06 am (CDT)
dnick926 $10 10/04/2019 11:16:03 pm (CDT)