Tourmaline (multicolor) (7.01 grams) (ex Tom Campbell Collection)

Santa Rosa Mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil
8.5 x 0.6 x 0.5 cm
Start Time: 05/09/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/16/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $378

Item Description

A classic multicolor Tourmaline specimen from the famous Santa Rosa Mine in Brazil. This is an older specimen dating back to the 1990s. The piece is a complete, prismatic crystal group featuring several very sharp, highly lustrous, very gemmy, thin crystals with a gorgeous range of colors that can be seen with moderate backlighting. The base of the piece shows a rich greenish hue which transitions into a gorgeous Indicolite blue color and ends with a colorless Achroite hue at the top of the piece. The termination is undamaged, but it does have a tiny overgrowth that gives it a slightly "stacked" appearance, but I looked at it with a loupe and it's not damaged. The piece is nearly 100% gem quality, and it's really impressive to see such rich color in a thin crystal group like this. Specimen weight is 7.01 grams. From the worldwide collection of Tom Campbell. Tom is a mineralogist and mineral collect who works with us here at The Arkenstone. He has over 35 years of experience in the fields of exploration geology, mining, and applied mineralogy, and has even more years under his belt as a collector! Tom has described many new species over the years, and discovered the rare phosphates Tiptopite, Fransoletite and Pahasapaite. Tom was also a co-author on the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Minerals. You can see a list of Tom's published works here ( ).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
bigd_rx $378 05/16/2019 6:33:41 pm (CDT)
spencera $343 05/16/2019 4:38:24 pm (CDT)
spencera $333 05/16/2019 4:29:56 pm (CDT)
tubman $333 05/16/2019 4:29:56 pm (CDT)
tubman $310 05/16/2019 12:21:21 pm (CDT)
spencera $271 05/16/2019 10:59:07 am (CDT)
bigd_rx $249 05/13/2019 10:34:24 pm (CDT)