Unusual bi-colored DT Tourmaline (David Burgess Coll.)

Himalaya Mine, San Diego Co., California
4.7 x 3.6 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $232

Item Description

A really cute doubly terminated bi-colored matrix tourmaline from the famous Himalaya Mine. The highly lustrous, glassy, well-striated crystal has a gemmy, rich raspberry-red pyramidal termination followed by the classic "Himalaya pink" body. The basal termination includes a striking, gemmy teal-blue area. And the whole crystal is aesthetically attached to a shard of feldspar matrix and the little rosette of lepidolite on the side is a fine accessory. Essentially pristine, with only a trivial bit of termination bruising. A classic and excellent bi-colored matrix Himalaya, possibly from the 1970s or earlier. Valued at $500-700 and worth it for color and form. Ex David Burgess Collection.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
dlue1982 $232 12/27/2018 10:36:11 pm (CST)
tubman $222 12/27/2018 10:36:00 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $222 12/27/2018 10:36:00 pm (CST)
tubman $201 12/27/2018 10:35:53 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $191 12/27/2018 10:35:53 pm (CST)
tubman $181 12/27/2018 10:34:46 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $171 12/27/2018 10:34:46 pm (CST)
tubman $161 12/27/2018 10:34:36 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $151 12/27/2018 10:34:36 pm (CST)
tubman $141 12/27/2018 10:34:29 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $131 12/27/2018 10:34:29 pm (CST)
tubman $121 12/25/2018 7:11:59 am (CST)
dlue1982 $100 12/24/2018 3:15:06 pm (CST)
algen $90 12/24/2018 3:15:06 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $60 12/22/2018 3:06:11 pm (CST)
jimsgems $55 12/22/2018 3:06:11 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $10 12/22/2018 3:37:40 am (CST)