Alchuri, Shigar District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Ex. Chet Lemanski
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 01/11/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/18/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $160

Item Description

A rarely seen green Zoisite specimen from the Alpine-type deposit at Alchuri, Pakistan. This large miniature / small cabinet specimen features sharp, lustrous, gemmy, rich green colored prismatic crystals, free of matrix. No major damage I can see. I'm sure all of you are familiar with Tanzanite, which is the blue/purple variety of Zoisite, but outside of Tanzania, you don't see too many gemmy Zoisite crystals on the market, so this is an uncommon sight, especially because it was collected about 25 years ago.
From the collection of Chester ("Chet") S. Lemanski Jr. of Browns Mills, New Jersey (https://www.mindat.org/user-461.html). Collection #19047CL. Chet was born 1947 in started collecting minerals circa 1957. He worked briefly as a drill runner at the famous Sterling Mine, in Ogdensburg, New Jersey and from 1987 to 1990 he helped convert the mine into a public access mining museum. He has held the role of treasurer, vice president and president of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (FOMS), and has been a board member and vice president of the Franklin Mineral Museum. The rare copper arsenate, Lemanskiite was named in his honor in 1999.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$160 01/18/2024 6:14:34 pm (CST)
$150 01/18/2024 6:14:34 pm (CST)
$149 01/18/2024 1:06:48 pm (CST)
$139 01/18/2024 1:06:47 pm (CST)
$85 01/18/2024 6:12:00 am (CST)
$75 01/18/2024 6:12:00 am (CST)
$70 01/18/2024 12:42:04 am (CST)
$60 01/14/2024 2:02:58 pm (CST)
$50 01/14/2024 2:02:58 pm (CST)
$44 01/14/2024 1:28:56 pm (CST)
$39 01/14/2024 1:28:55 pm (CST)
$34 01/14/2024 2:36:19 am (CST)
$29 01/14/2024 2:36:19 am (CST)
$15 01/12/2024 6:26:26 am (CST)
$10 01/12/2024 5:23:38 am (CST)