Tourmaline var. Dravite ex NY Museum

Bower Power's Farm, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $355
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A classic specimen of Dravite from the famous locality at Power's Farm, Pierrepont, New York. The piece features a captivating, 4.2 cm Dravite that has classic, mirror-like faces and a highly modified form. The crystal has beveled edges, and even the edges of those edges are modified! It is fascinating that reverse sides of the main crystal have dramatically different habits, which adds to the beauty and interest of the piece. The highly-lustrous faces and complicated trigonal form have made these some of the most well-known tourmalines (especially opaque tourmalines) in the world. It should be noted that these specimens were labeled as Uvite for decades, but it turns out that they are mostly Dravite compositionally with a mix of the species, although mostly Uvite zones inside the same crystal. Formerly in the New York State Museum. A superb miniature of this very rare and famous tourmaline locality from the old USA !

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $355 09/30/2021 6:23:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $345 09/30/2021 6:23:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $343 09/30/2021 6:23:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 09/30/2021 6:23:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $256 09/30/2021 6:23:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $246 09/30/2021 6:19:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $245 09/30/2021 6:19:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $232 09/30/2021 6:14:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $222 09/30/2021 6:14:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 09/30/2021 6:07:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $145 09/30/2021 6:07:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 09/30/2021 4:06:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $115 09/29/2021 1:41:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 09/29/2021 1:41:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 09/27/2021 12:45:24 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/25/2021 5:04:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $65 09/25/2021 5:04:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/25/2021 5:03:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/25/2021 5:03:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/24/2021 11:24:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 4:37:33 am (CDT)