Tourmaline with Lepidolite

Paprok, Kamdesh District, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Miniature, 4.9 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 08/31/2023 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/07/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $430

Item Description

This is a showy beautiful miniature size specimen featuring a fine soft pink Tourmaline crystal measuring 3.1 cm, aesthetically perched atop a matrix composed of soft purplish colored bladed "Lepidolite". Please note that Lepidolite used to be a valid species, but it is now defined as a series between Polylithionite and Trilithionite. Afghanistan has truly produced some of the most attractive Tourmaline specimens around for the last 30 years or so, and they have really held their own against Tourmalines from other world localities. The Tourmaline crystal on this specimen is gemmy/translucent with sharp lustrous faces. Very minor imperfections, but nothing major, and the piece is very eye-catching! It is becoming more and more difficult to obtain good quality Tourmalines from Paprok for decent prices, compared to 10+ years ago.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$430 09/03/2023 10:52:11 pm (CDT)
$420 09/03/2023 10:52:11 pm (CDT)
$410 09/01/2023 5:23:02 pm (CDT)
$400 09/01/2023 5:23:02 pm (CDT)
$320 09/01/2023 10:42:32 am (CDT)
$310 09/01/2023 10:42:01 am (CDT)
$300 09/01/2023 10:42:01 am (CDT)
$109 09/01/2023 3:52:49 am (CDT)
$99 09/01/2023 3:52:49 am (CDT)
$49 09/01/2023 1:00:47 am (CDT)
$44 09/01/2023 1:00:47 am (CDT)
$10 08/31/2023 7:58:09 pm (CDT)