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Iridescent Calcite (ex Kay Robertson Collection) viewBack to POST-TUCSON FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday March 29th, 2018

Hildesheim, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Starting Time:3/22/2018 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:3/29/2018 06:45:24 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.5 x 4.8 x 2.4 cm

Description:A very rarely seen example of iridescent Calcite from Hildesheim. Tiny, sparkling, drusy crystals of Calcite with an iridescent coating / inclusion of an unknown mineral can be seen on the display side of this large miniature / small cabinet specimen. The crystals are beautifully well-formed and actually show a rich sherry-gold color when backlit. Best seen with magnification, but if you collect Calcites or German minerals, these specimens are virtually impossible to find on the market. Don't miss out! Ex Kay Robertson Collection (#5832). Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017).

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