Variscite (superb color - large sphere!)

Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.9 cm
Start Time: 03/28/2024 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/04/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $249

Item Description

Variscite is a well-known phosphate species, which historically has been found in like Utah, Arkansas and Germany. The species is named for the German district of Variscia, which was the medieval name for modern-day Vogtland. These older specimens might be more well-known to many collectors, but the Brazilian specimens deserve more attention for the fact that they have better color and excellent crystallization! The specimens from Itumbiara in the state of Goias, Brazil have some of the strongest chrome-green hues you'll see for the species, and they're not massive "chunks", but rather well-crystallized spherical groups! This small cabinet specimen hosts a beautiful spherical group of Variscite measuring a full 1.0 cm across sitting beautifully on off-white Chalcedony matrix. Most of the Variscite spheres you'll see from this area are in the 4-5 mm range, so this is HUGE for what it is. No damage and TOP color for the species. Fine quality and a must-have for any fan of worldwide phosphates. Valued $1,500.
From the collection of Colin Manlove.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$249 04/03/2024 7:17:18 am (CDT)