Spodumene ("floater" GEM twin) (58.38 grams) (ex Rolando Gioia Collection)

Resplendor, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.7 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 02/06/2020 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/20/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

This is a wonderful classic Brazilian spodumene specimen showing delightful hydrothermal etching on all sides. The piece is a complete "floater", as it is doubly-terminated and crystallized all the way around. To top it off, the piece is nearly 100% GEM quality (only minor inclusions), but arguably the most interesting aspect is that it's twinned! You can see a distinct twin line along the {100} face, but it's difficult to illustrate in the photos. The crystal is nearly colorless, but in certain lighting it shows a pale yellow-green "triphane" hue. Specimen weight is 58.38 grams. From the collection of Rolando Gioia (a contributor to new definitive book on Brazilian minerals: "Minerais e Pedras Preciosas do Brasil"). Valued at $950.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
ncgems054 $35 02/17/2020 4:05:46 pm (CST)
DiegoMat $30 02/13/2020 12:34:21 pm (CST)
ncgems054 $25 02/13/2020 9:47:31 am (CST)
DiegoMat $20 02/11/2020 2:25:52 pm (CST)
Brewsterdave $15 02/09/2020 12:03:45 am (CST)
ChillyWillie $10 02/08/2020 11:29:30 pm (CST)