Tinzenite (rare, superb xls)

Molinello Mine, Ne, Genoa, Liguria, Italy
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $320
Winning Bidder: jabaco

Item Description

Tinzenite is a rare member of the Axinite Group, and the specimens from the Molinello Mine in Italy are among the best in the world. Much of this small cabinet piece is composed of intergrown Tinzenite, but the piece develops a nice, open pocket graced by 7 mm, bladed crystals that have a bright, shiny luster and an even more brilliant, deep orange color. Molinello, a small manganese mine, is famous as the type locality for rare and unusual Mn, As, V species. Yet, even among these well-known brethren, the mine remains known for producing some of the brightest and most attractive Tinzenites around. Overall, this is a very good specimen of this singular and beautiful species, and they are highly valued when they turn up in old collections. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jabaco $320 05/19/2022 6:22:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 05/19/2022 6:07:05 pm (CDT)
jabaco $300 05/19/2022 6:07:05 pm (CDT)
jabaco $265 05/19/2022 6:04:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 05/19/2022 6:04:51 pm (CDT)
jabaco $230 05/19/2022 6:00:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 05/19/2022 6:00:16 pm (CDT)
jabaco $210 05/19/2022 5:58:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 05/19/2022 5:58:27 pm (CDT)
jabaco $170 05/19/2022 5:57:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 05/19/2022 5:57:48 pm (CDT)
jabaco $105 05/19/2022 5:57:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 05/19/2022 5:57:16 pm (CDT)
jabaco $85 05/19/2022 5:52:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 05/19/2022 4:16:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $71 05/19/2022 4:16:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $61 05/19/2022 11:21:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $51 05/19/2022 11:21:33 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/19/2022 11:21:33 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/18/2022 8:52:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/17/2022 6:52:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/17/2022 6:40:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/17/2022 1:04:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/16/2022 2:24:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/14/2022 3:23:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/14/2022 11:02:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 4:38:09 pm (CDT)