Vanadinite on Goethite (superb - ex Larry Conklin)

Taouz, Er Rachidia Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
6.9 x 6.5 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 01/09/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/16/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $602

Item Description

Most people do not appreciate the outstanding quality of vanadinites from Taouz. The majority of specimens came out in the 1980s and 90s and are far less common from the vastly more abundant vannies from Mibladen. Another plus is the contrasting matrix of black manganese oxides of many Taouz pieces, that really accentuates the color of the vanadinite crystals. This exceptional and sculptural superbly crystallized small cabinet is highlighted by the many crystal forms of the lustrous red to orange-red prisms. Striking clusters of blocky parallel-growth hexagonal prisms with a hoppered cogwheel look next to the narrow parallel-growth compound crystals with a definite cogwheel look on the left dramatically dominate the crest of the piece. Richly scattered, more discrete prisms and barrels beautifully accent the larger crystal clusters and the rolling thin manganese oxide matrix crust. The vannies spill over onto the back as a bonus. This is a superbly crystallized and rare style of vanadinite from the Larry Conklin Collection. The crystal forms, color and association are top flight. Valued at $2500-3500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gatewayrock $602 01/16/2020 6:24:30 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $577 01/16/2020 6:24:30 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $552 01/16/2020 5:56:53 pm (CST)
xytlguy $527 01/16/2020 5:56:28 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $505 01/16/2020 5:56:27 pm (CST)
xytlguy $495 01/16/2020 5:56:18 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $485 01/16/2020 5:56:17 pm (CST)
xytlguy $475 01/16/2020 5:56:07 pm (CST)
bnavis427 $465 01/16/2020 5:56:06 pm (CST)
xytlguy $455 01/16/2020 2:57:14 pm (CST)
gatewayrock $445 01/16/2020 2:57:13 pm (CST)
gatewayrock $330 01/15/2020 10:55:46 am (CST)
ddt $320 01/15/2020 10:55:04 am (CST)
gatewayrock $310 01/15/2020 10:55:01 am (CST)
ddt $229 01/12/2020 8:06:00 pm (CST)
lunatic $219 01/11/2020 3:12:16 pm (CST)
rhodesian $212 01/11/2020 3:12:15 pm (CST)
rhodesian $209 01/11/2020 3:11:18 pm (CST)
lunatic $199 01/11/2020 3:11:17 pm (CST)
rhodesian $160 01/11/2020 10:06:22 am (CST)
Gwani $150 01/11/2020 10:06:22 am (CST)
Gwani $112 01/11/2020 10:06:06 am (CST)
rhodesian $102 01/11/2020 10:06:04 am (CST)
Gwani $47 01/11/2020 10:02:15 am (CST)
rhodesian $42 01/11/2020 10:02:14 am (CST)
Gwani $31 01/11/2020 10:02:03 am (CST)
rhodesian $26 01/11/2020 10:02:02 am (CST)
Gwani $10 01/11/2020 7:36:56 am (CST)