Tourmaline (Chromium-bearing)

Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Simanjiro District, Manyara Region, Tanzania
Thumbnail, 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.7 cm
Start Time: 06/08/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/15/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $46

Item Description

The Merelani Hills of Tanzania are well-known for Tanzanite, but there are many other beautiful minerals found in the area. Starting in the late 1990s, there was a small discovery of excellent intense green colored Tourmalines, and their strong color was due to chromium content, which is not often seen in Tourmalines. This piece is a classic example featuring a sharp, lustrous, deep green colored trigonal crystal, free of matrix. When backlit, the Tourmaline shows a bit of gemminess and glowing green color internally. The color is quite saturated, even in a smaller sized crystal, which just goes to show the strength of chromium as a chromophore.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$46 06/15/2023 3:56:31 pm (CDT)
$45 06/15/2023 3:56:31 pm (CDT)
$36 06/15/2023 1:09:11 pm (CDT)
$31 06/15/2023 7:02:24 am (CDT)
$26 06/11/2023 12:35:12 pm (CDT)
$25 06/11/2023 12:35:11 pm (CDT)
$10 06/11/2023 3:51:05 am (CDT)