Vesuvianite (green and purple bi-color) (ex Charlie Key Collection)

Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
Thumbnail, 3.0 x 1.7 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 7:20:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $303
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The Jeffrey Mine is one of the most recognized localities in the world for beautiful mineral specimens. This mine is certainly one of the premier Canadian localities and without question in the top 100 localities of all time. One of the signature mineral specimens from this mine are the famous Vesuvianite crystals, regarded as some of the finest crystals ever found of the species. They are distinctly green with a vibrant "granny smith apple" hue, but occasionally there are purple crystals (caused by the presence of manganese), and sometimes you will find crystals with BOTH the green and purple together like we see in this specimen. This attractive large thumbnail features very sharp, highly lustrous, well-formed crystals of Vesuvianite with beautiful a purple hue in the center, accented by soft green colored "caps" on the terminations. The specimen is in good shape along the front / display face, but the piece is contacted on the base / back where it was separated from the pocket wall. These classic specimens, along with all the other well-known minerals from Jeffrey will sadly never be found again as this entire locality is finished, so do not miss out on this chance to get your hands on a fine quality and desirable specimen from this world-class locale. Ex Charlie Key collection. Charlie is arguably the most successful dealer of the second half of the 20th century, along with being the namesake for TWO mineral species (Keyite and Ludlockite).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $303 09/23/2021 7:11:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 09/23/2021 7:11:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $293 09/23/2021 7:08:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $283 09/23/2021 7:08:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $273 09/23/2021 7:02:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $263 09/23/2021 7:00:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 09/23/2021 7:00:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 09/23/2021 6:59:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $240 09/23/2021 6:58:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $230 09/23/2021 6:55:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 09/23/2021 6:51:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 09/23/2021 6:48:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/23/2021 6:41:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $197 09/23/2021 6:41:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $187 09/23/2021 6:39:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $177 09/23/2021 6:39:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $162 09/23/2021 6:32:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $152 09/23/2021 6:24:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $146 09/23/2021 6:24:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $136 09/23/2021 6:24:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $126 09/23/2021 6:24:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $116 09/22/2021 2:51:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $106 09/21/2021 9:17:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/21/2021 9:17:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/20/2021 6:17:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/20/2021 1:56:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/20/2021 1:56:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/20/2021 1:56:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/19/2021 9:08:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/19/2021 9:08:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/19/2021 9:08:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $21 09/19/2021 6:03:12 pm (CDT)
DMT $16 09/19/2021 6:03:12 pm (CDT)
DMT $10 09/19/2021 9:29:47 am (CDT)