Titanite with Diopside (ex Kay Robertson Collection)

Val di Susa, Torino Province, Piedmont, Italy
5.7 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 12/13/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/20/2018 6:48:09 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $50

Item Description

A lovely Italian Alpine association piece that honestly reminds me of similar looking pieces that I've seen from Pakistan in recent years. Sharp, well-formed, lustrous golden colored Titanite (Sphene) crystals measuring up to 5 mm are associated with soft bluish-green colored "needles" of Diopsided measuring up to 9 mm on matrix. Very attractive up close, and hard to find on the market today. Ex Kay Robertson Collection (#11008) with an old label from The Rocksmiths. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
karose1 $50 12/20/2018 6:43:09 pm (CST)
pmcg1992 $44 12/20/2018 6:39:12 pm (CST)
karose1 $35 12/20/2018 6:37:14 pm (CST)
bagel123 $23 12/20/2018 12:40:58 pm (CST)
stormnorm1@msn.com $10 12/15/2018 7:11:57 pm (CST)