Sugilite (rare) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Thumbnail, 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm
Start Time: 01/08/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/15/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $110
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A classic example of rare gorgeous purple Sugilite featuring rich colored partial crystals and crystalline areas on matrix. The color is what really draws one's attention, and considering the fact that this is not a common species, it's a great combination of rarity and beauty in the mineral world. For reference, this species was named after Ken-ichi Sugi, and is almost always mispronounced as "Soo-jill-ite", but should properly be pronounced with a hard "g" as in "grip". The N'Chwaning Mines have some of the best examples of the species ever found, and are highly prized by collectors. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $110 01/15/2022 5:37:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $100 01/15/2022 5:35:40 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $100 01/15/2022 5:35:40 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $90 01/13/2022 10:51:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $80 01/13/2022 10:51:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $70 01/13/2022 10:51:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $50 01/13/2022 10:50:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $45 01/13/2022 10:50:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $40 01/13/2022 6:10:49 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $35 01/12/2022 2:44:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $33 01/12/2022 2:44:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $25 01/11/2022 4:03:01 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $20 01/11/2022 11:12:36 am (CST)
Private Bidder $15 01/11/2022 11:12:36 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 01/11/2022 4:04:40 am (CST)
* 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.