Vesuvianite (Manganoan) (rare reddish color)

Jeffrey Mine, Asbestos, Les Sources RCM, Estrie, Quebec, Canada
6.2 x 2.5 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 06/06/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $927

Item Description

These Vesuvianite specimens are so beautiful and genuinely some of the most distinctive crystals due to their unique and amazing color. These are manganese-bearing Vesuvianite crystals, and I'm sure many of you are familiar with the classic purple crystals from the the Jeffrey Mine, but what makes this particular piece special is the combination of the vibrant purple hue accented with an intense reddish color. The display side of this piece is loaded with very sharp, highly lustrous, translucent prisms with the classic purple hue near the center of the crystals and the reddish to nearly true red color on the terminations. The largest crystal measures 7 mm long, which is about average for this material. Very little damage, only some roughness on the edges where the piece was removed from the pocket wall. You just don't see this kind of color combination, not only in Vesuvianite, but virtually any other species from any world locality!! Pieces like this are becoming very scarce on the market, and truly should be appreciated for the uniqueness as the the Jeffrey Mine is now completely shut down, and we will never see more of these amazing Vesuvianite again. Valued at $950 in the inventory.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
kermesite $927 06/13/2019 6:28:14 pm (CDT)
app_mineral $902 06/13/2019 6:28:14 pm (CDT)
kermesite $850 06/13/2019 6:26:46 pm (CDT)
app_mineral $825 06/13/2019 6:26:46 pm (CDT)
kermesite $792 06/13/2019 6:25:44 pm (CDT)
app_mineral $600 06/13/2019 6:15:25 pm (CDT)
markcarrier $575 06/13/2019 6:03:51 pm (CDT)
app_mineral $535 06/13/2019 6:02:34 pm (CDT)
markcarrier $525 06/13/2019 6:02:34 pm (CDT)
app_mineral $385 06/13/2019 6:01:30 pm (CDT)
markcarrier $309 06/12/2019 2:36:40 pm (CDT)
jacrow $290 06/10/2019 2:34:01 pm (CDT)
sjfrep $249 06/10/2019 1:50:21 am (CDT)