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: 12/13/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $130

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
dlue1982 $130 12/20/2018 4:37:18 pm (CST)
titanone $120 12/20/2018 4:36:51 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $115 12/20/2018 4:36:51 pm (CST)
titanone $90 12/20/2018 4:36:39 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $80 12/20/2018 4:36:39 pm (CST)
titanone $70 12/20/2018 10:27:24 am (CST)
m&r $55 12/18/2018 7:00:08 pm (CST)
titanone $45 12/18/2018 1:19:56 pm (CST)
seacrystal $40 12/18/2018 1:19:56 pm (CST)
titanone $35 12/18/2018 1:18:49 pm (CST)
seacrystal $30 12/18/2018 1:18:49 pm (CST)
titanone $15 12/15/2018 7:13:45 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $10 12/15/2018 4:29:05 pm (CST)