Fearless: The Collection of Hester Diamond Part II

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Date of the auction: 29.01.2021

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Complete Slice Of A Seymchan Meteorite — Extraterrestrial Gemstones In...

Complete Slice Of A Seymchan Meteorite — Extraterrestrial Gemstones In Natural Metallic MatrixMagadan District, Russia (62°54' N, 152°26' E) Overall size 26.0 x 17.5 x 0.3 cm. This polished slice reveals a dense concentration of translucent to transparent brownish yellow to yellow green olivine

Lot #: 150

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Complete Slice Of Brenham Meteorite — An American Pallasite

Sold Without ReserveComplete Slice Of Brenham Meteorite — An American PallasiteKiowa County, Kansas, USA (37° 34' 57"N, 99° 9' 49" W) Overall size 18.5 x 12.8 x 0.3 cm. The slice polished on both sides to reveal the dense concentration of translucent to transparent brownish yellow to yellow green

Lot #: 151

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Opal

Sold Without ReserveOpalYellowstone National Park, Wyoming Overall size 12.5 x 8.5 x 6.0 cm. A rare example of this opaline silica, sometimes referred to as geyserite, formed in the hot springs of Yellowstone. Sliced and polished to reveal two opal nodules, the larger of which displays bright

Lot #: 152

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Opal

Sold Without ReserveOpalAustralia Overall size 43.0 x 32.0 x 7.0 mm. The polished lozenge-form opal occurring as a thick seam on matrix, displaying bright play-of-color across a broad spectrum including predominantly blue and green hues with minor orange and red. With custom lucite base.Condition

Lot #: 153

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A Fine Aquamarine on Matrix

A Fine Aquamarine on MatrixGilgit, Gilgit District, Northern Areas, Pakistan Overall size 15.0 x 14.0 x 12.0 cm. A classic example of this beloved gem material sourced from the rugged mountainous terrain of Northern Pakistan, comprising several parallel and conjoined aquamarine crystals with complex

Lot #: 154

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Impressive Spodumene var Kunzite

Sold Without ReserveAn Impressive Spodumene var KunziteKunar Vallery, Pech, Kunar Province, Afghanistan Overall size 35.0 x 16.0 x 4.5 cm. An enormous single gem crystal of heavily striated and highly translucent rich pink kunzite. With custom lucite base.Condition reportIn good condition. The lot

Lot #: 155

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$5,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A Fine Colombian Emerald

Sold Without ReserveA Fine Colombian EmeraldCoscuez Mine, Muzo Municipality, Boyaca, Colombia Overall size 6.0 x 5.8 x 3.7 cm. Sourced from the storied Muzo district of Colombia, this aesthetic specimen centers on a large emerald crystal with complex growth and pinacoid termination of saturated

Lot #: 156

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Impressive Tourmaline

An Impressive TourmalineNagar, Afghanistan Overall size 16.0 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm. A large, translucent tourmaline crystal with pinacoid termination in a delicate rose pink hue with numerous additional parallel tourmaline crystal 'sidecars' and minor associated pale purple lepidolite. With custom lucite

Lot #: 157

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Aesthetic Bicolor Tourmaline

An Aesthetic Bicolor TourmalineKunar, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan Overall size 18.0 x 5.0 x 4.5 cm. Few gem materials can compare to the color spectrum of tourmaline, let alone possess more than one of those colors in a single crystal. The present specimen is a large and aesthetic bicolor example

Lot #: 158

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Excellent Pink Tourmaline on Quartz

An Excellent Pink Tourmaline on QuartzPaprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan Overall size 12.5 x 9.5 x 10.3 cm. Aesthetically set against a backdrop of a large smoky quartz point, the three translucent, deep pink elbaite tourmaline crystals have pinacoid terminations and minor accenting purple-pink

Lot #: 159

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Aesthetic Tourmaline with Lepidolite

An Aesthetic Tourmaline with LepidolitePaprok, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan Overall size 23.0 x 19.0 x 8.8 cm. Sourced from the prolific Paprok pegmatites, this pair of large and impressive saturated pink tourmaline crystals with pinacoid terminations and a high degree translucency are

Lot #: 160

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Schorl Tourmaline with Quartz

Sold Without ReserveSchorl Tourmaline with QuartzShigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan Overall size 20.5 x 6.0 x 4.5 cm. Comprising a sharp central schorl crystal with well defined striations and complex termination accented with several highly transparent doubly terminated quartz

Lot #: 161

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Schorl Tourmaline

Sold Without ReserveSchorl TourmalineSkardu District, Baltistan, Pakistan Overall size 12.8 x 8.0 x 8.5 cm. Sharply defined, elevated schorl crystals accented with lustrous silver muscovite books on a stark white albite matrix with a highly transparent, doubly-terminated quartz crystal and a

Lot #: 162

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Schorl Tourmaline with Quartz and Albite

Sold Without ReserveSchorl Tourmaline with Quartz and AlbiteSkardu DIstrict, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan Overall size 15.0 x 13.0 x 11.0 cm. Centering on a central lustrous black schorl partially encased within the surround of stark white albite accented with sharply terminated colorless

Lot #: 163

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Tourmaline

Sold Without ReserveTourmalineAntananarivo Province, Madagascar Overall size 13.0 x 12.0 x 0.8 cm. A sliced and polished crystal cross section showing the internal structure, transparency and zoned vivid purplish-pink coloration of this liddicoatite variety of tourmaline. With custom lucite

Lot #: 164

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Impressive Rhodochrosite Stalactite Slice

An Impressive Rhodochrosite Stalactite SliceCapillitas Mine, Andalgala, Catamarca, Argentina Overall size 29.5 x 26.5 x 0.5 cm. Illustrating the exceptional size and most desirable vivid color of the now exhausted Capillitas locality, this polished slice includes the cross sections of several

Lot #: 165

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Rhodochrosite

RhodochrositeSweet Home Mine, Alma Park County, Colorado, USA Overall size 13.5 x 11.5 x 6.0 cm. Arguably at the pinnacle of fine mineral collecting, a high quality example from the Sweet Home Mine of Colorado forms the centerpiece of many important collections. Initially a silver mine dating from

Lot #: 166

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A Fine Chinese Rhodochrosite

A Fine Chinese RhodochrositeWutong Mine, Liubao, Cangwu County., Wuzhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China Overall size 13.5 x 9.0 x 6.0 cm. Though the Wutong mine first opened in 1958 and produced lead, zinc and silver for many decades thereafter, it was nearly a half century until

Lot #: 167

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A Fine Sicilian Sulphur

Sold Without ReserveA Fine Sicilian SulphurRacalmuto Mine, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy Overall size 21.0 x 19.0 7.0 cm. An old example from the historic Sicilian deposits, this plate of intense lemon yellow euhedral sulphur on a base of sparkly drusy aragonite matrix is exceptionally

Lot #: 168

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Exquisite Pyrite

Sold Without ReserveAn Exquisite PyriteNavajun, La Rioja, Spain Overall size 23.0 x 14.5 x 7.5 cm. An attractive and complex vertical arrangement of interpenetrating, highly lustrous, euhedral cubic pyrite of medium golden hue. With custom lucite base. Iron Sulfide (FeS2), well known as the infamous

Lot #: 169

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Impressive Pyrite

Sold Without ReserveAn Impressive PyriteNavajun, La Rioja, Spain Overall size 18.5 x 12.0 x 9.5 cm. A highly aesthetic specimen composed of three vertical interpenetrating highly lustrous pale golden pyrite of euhedral cubic form. From the esteemed Navajun deposit known for the perfection of its

Lot #: 170

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Pyrite

Sold Without ReservePyriteNavajun, La Rioja, Spain Overall size 34.0 x 24.0 x 24.0 cm. A stunning matrix specimen featuring numerous interpenetrating euhedral cubic pyrite crystals of pale gold color and high luster. With custom lucite base. Iron Sulfide (FeS2), well known as the infamous “fool’s

Lot #: 171

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A Superb Pyrite on Matrix

Sold Without ReserveA Superb Pyrite on MatrixNavajun, La Rioja, Spain Overall size 24.5 x 18.0 x 14.5 cm. Comprising an impressive single pyrite crystal measuring approximately 11.8 x 11.0 cm displaying sharp cubic habit with two interpenetrating crystals to one side, elevated on matrix. With custom

Lot #: 172

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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An Impressive Pyrite on Matrix

Sold Without ReserveAn Impressive Pyrite on MatrixNavajun, Spain Overall size 36.0 x 21.0 x 18.5 cm. Embodying the bold scale, euhedral morphology and stunning beauty that make Navajun a classic source, this is an excellent all-round specimen. Comprising a primary pyrite crystal measuring

Lot #: 173

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A Fine Pyrite on Matrix

Sold Without ReserveA Fine Pyrite on Matrix Ambasagua, Muro de Aguas, La Rioja, Spain Overall size 18.0 x 16.0 x 14.0 cm. Centering on a single sharply defined elongated rectangular pyrite crystal, measuring approximately 7.8 x 5.1 x 6.2 cm, of moderately high luster and medium golden color on

Lot #: 174

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Pyrite

Sold Without ReservePyriteMerelani Hills, Arusha Region, Tanzania Overall size 10.5 x 9.0 x 7.0.cm. An impressive large single sharply defined modified pyrite crystal with mirror-like luster and deep golden hue, reverse of main face modified by contact with matrix, scattered trigons to certain

Lot #: 175

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Pyrite

Sold Without ReservePyriteElba Island, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy Overall size 10.5 x 9.0 x 9.5 cm. A large modified pyrite crystal of pentagonal form with moderately high luster and medium golden color on a base of galena. With custom lucite base. Iron Sulfide (FeS2), well known as the

Lot #: 176

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Pyrite

Sold Without ReservePyriteHuanzala Mine, Huallanca Department, Peru Overall size 7.5 x 5.0 x 4.8 cm. A highly lustrous cluster of interpenetrating pyrite crystals exhibiting pyramidal growth of high luster and strong gold hue, crystal faces of select pyrites overgrown with black mineralization

Lot #: 177

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Pyrite

Sold Without ReservePyriteHuanzala Mine, Huallanca Department, Peru Overall size 19.0 x 11.5 x 11.0 cm. A large plate of interpenetrating pyrite crystals exhibiting pyramidal growth, with high luster and variegated pale to medium gold color, with minor associated colorless barite. With custom lucite

Lot #: 178

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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Pyrite

Sold Without ReservePyriteHuanzala Mine, Huallanca District, Dos de Mayo Province, Huanuco Department, Peru Overall size 27.5 x 18.0 x 14.0 cm. A large, highly lustrous, sharply defined pyrite specimen of rich golden hue displaying distinct modified pyramidal and octahedral growth. With custom

Lot #: 179

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021