Description

    Londonite/Rhodizite
    Antsongombato Gem Mine, FKT Antsentsindrano, Andrembesoa Commune, Betafo District, Vakinankaratra Region, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

    Without analytical instruments, it is pretty much impossible to tell whether this is a matrix specimen of Londonite or Rhodizite. Both come from the same neighborhood in Madagascar and both tend to look alike. What is fairly clear is that this is a respectable crystal in either case, showing good form and size for this rare species: 1.1 x .9 inches (2.9 x 2.35 cm.) It is embedded in an exotic wine-red and white vein that has several green fluorescing spots in it. We have no idea what they are. The Londonite/Rhodizite is somewhat rough in some areas, making damage assessments a bit tricky, but it appears to be all there and not damaged.
    Measurements: 4.2 x 3.5 x 1.3 inches (10.6 x 8.8 x 3.2 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Rainbow of Africa Collection


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

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    15th Thursday
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