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Ilvaite (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection) viewBack to THANKSGIVING WEEK FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION - end SATURDAY November 24th, 2018

Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit (Huanggang Mine), Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • Starting Time:11/15/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:11/24/2018 06:30:31 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Miniature
  • Size Description:4.0 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm

Description:Here we have a beautiful specimen in the form of a fine quality, lustrous, jet-black crystal group of Ilvaite. The piece is nearly complete-all-around, save the back / base where it's contacted from being removed from the pocket wall. The terminations are sharp and chisel-shaped. A lovely miniature of this now hard to find material. Ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection. Along with amassing one of the finest private mineral collections in the world, Steve is a renowned mathematician. His accomplishments include being awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 along with being the awarded the Wolf Prize in mathematics in 2007. You can read Steve's bio on the Mineralogical Record website ( https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=671&page=1 ) or on Wikipedia.

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