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Calcite after Ikaite ("Glendonite") viewBack to HOLIDAY SEASON MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS SET #1:
- ends Thursday Dec 13th, 2018

Olenitsa River, White Sea Coast, Murmansk Oblast, Russia
  • Starting Time:12/6/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/13/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:5.2 x 3.5 x 3.4 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Striking and unusual form in this rare pseudomorph. Calcite has replaced ikaite, an uncommon calcite varietal with extra water. These are called "Glendonite" and form in mudstone concretions. The lustrous, orange-brown scalenohedrons, to 5.5 cm (doubly terminated), form a striking stellate spray. Pristine and certainly one of the more sculptural examples we have seen. These starting coming out in the early 1990s and you don't see many around today. Ex Dr. Barratt Phillips Collection.

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