Uvarovite (ex Al Kidwell Collection)

Saranovskii Mine, Saranovskaya Village (Sarany), Gornozavodskii District, Perm Krai, Russia (Type Locality)
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.6 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $210
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The great chrome mine at Sarany has produced some of the most colorful and impressive "Alpine-type" Russian mineral specimens, including the finest specimen of the rare Garnet species Uvarovite ever found. This famous mine is the type locality for Uvarovite, which gets its strong green color from chromium content. This specimen features hundreds of tiny Uvarovite crystals with high luster and intense emerald-green color on black-grey chromite matrix. The species was named after Count Sergey Semeonovich Uvarov, the former president of the Academy of St Petersburg. These specimens have become increasingly difficult to obtain in recent years, and are certainly recognized as some of the finest in the world. We have photographed the crystals with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to better illustrate their quality. A very worthwhile miniature sized specimen of this classic material. From the worldwide mineral collection of Albert (Al) Lewis Kidwell (January 1, 1919 - August 16, 2008). Al was a well-known mineral collector and research geologist with Carter Oil Company and later Exxon Oil Company in Houston, Texas. The phosphate species Kidwellite was named in his honor in 1974.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $210 05/19/2022 6:39:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 05/19/2022 6:39:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $185 05/19/2022 6:34:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 05/19/2022 6:34:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $141 05/19/2022 6:25:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 05/19/2022 6:25:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 05/19/2022 6:25:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 05/19/2022 6:25:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 05/19/2022 6:25:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $91 05/19/2022 6:25:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $81 05/14/2022 10:51:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $71 05/14/2022 10:51:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $38 05/13/2022 2:00:00 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $33 05/13/2022 2:00:00 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/12/2022 10:13:08 pm (CDT)