Turquoise pseudomorph after Fluorapatite (rare)

Baviacora Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
3.6 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm
Start Time: 06/25/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/02/2020 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $243

Item Description

A good sized and very well-formed example of the eye-catching and hard to find pseudomorphs of Turquoise replacing Fluorapatite from Sonora. This particular specimen is impressive for the simple fact that the original crystal faces of the preexisting Apatite are still very sharp and well-preserved, as opposed to most of the pseudomorphs which are often rounded and nondescript. The gorgeous bright sky blue color immediately grabs one's attention, and it's not often that you see a phosphate species replace another phosphate like this, so these are prized by collectors for their uniqueness and beauty. The piece is in excellent shape on all sides, with no major damage, save the base where it was clearly detached from the pocket. A must have for ANY pseudomorph collector!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
awpell52 $243 07/02/2020 6:54:56 pm (CDT)
karose1 $233 07/02/2020 6:48:53 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $226 07/02/2020 6:48:53 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $222 07/02/2020 6:48:27 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $212 07/02/2020 6:48:27 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $202 07/02/2020 6:44:57 pm (CDT)
karose1 $192 07/02/2020 6:44:55 pm (CDT)
karose1 $186 07/02/2020 6:43:31 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $176 07/02/2020 6:33:26 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $166 07/02/2020 6:23:18 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $160 07/02/2020 6:23:18 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $150 07/02/2020 6:23:01 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $140 07/02/2020 6:23:01 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $130 07/02/2020 6:22:39 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $120 07/02/2020 6:22:38 pm (CDT)
tucsonminerals $110 07/02/2020 10:52:06 am (CDT)
Urushiol $100 07/02/2020 10:52:06 am (CDT)
Urushiol $75 07/01/2020 8:35:07 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $65 07/01/2020 8:35:06 pm (CDT)
Urushiol $40 06/29/2020 11:41:18 am (CDT)
Jolive190 $35 06/29/2020 11:41:17 am (CDT)
Urushiol $30 06/27/2020 1:38:31 pm (CDT)
eoadave $25 06/27/2020 1:38:30 pm (CDT)
Urushiol $20 06/27/2020 11:33:02 am (CDT)
saxony $15 06/27/2020 11:33:01 am (CDT)
Urushiol $10 06/27/2020 2:51:44 am (CDT)