Talmessite

Bou Azzer Mine, Amerzgane Cercle, Ouarzazate Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.6 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:35:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $726

Item Description

Gorgeous deep magenta Talmessite crystals blanket the display face of this miniature from the Bou Azzer Mine in Morocco. A wealth of glistening and glowing, translucent fuchsia-colored crystals from 2 to 4 mm in size pretty much cover the surface of an altered limestone matrix. Around the periphery where the Talmessite crystals are small, their color is a very bright pink-magenta due to the underlying light colored, almost white, Dolomite in those areas! Talmessite is a rare hydrated calcium-magnesium arsenate and is a dimorph of Wendwilsonite. This is simply amazing for sparkle and color saturation, one of the richest we have ever seen, and should be taken very seriously. It is a $2000-plus specimen on the market at a show, and is much much better in person.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$726 01/26/2023 6:28:37 pm (CST)
$701 01/26/2023 6:28:37 pm (CST)
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