"Angel Wing" Calcite (RARE Russian classic)

Ural Mountains, Russia
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $79
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Sculptural, VERY RARE, beautiful jackstraw cluster of "angel wing" flattened calcite rhombs from an unknown locality in the Ural Mountains of Russia. The aesthetic cluster of tan oxide-included rhombs is dominated by the 3.2 cm compound crystal. Complete all-around and nearly pristine, with only a few gently bruised edges. A fascinating and perhaps unique style of Russian calcite from the Ural Mountains. Very old-time material, we saw come out in the 1980s and 90s. It may be that this is actually from Dalnegorsk (older finds before the market opened), but I simply am not sure.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $79 10/14/2021 6:18:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $69 10/14/2021 6:18:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 10/14/2021 5:31:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 10/14/2021 5:31:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 10/14/2021 4:11:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 10/14/2021 3:22:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $30 10/14/2021 3:02:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $30 10/14/2021 3:02:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 10/12/2021 9:18:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 10/12/2021 9:18:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 10/11/2021 1:00:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/09/2021 10:06:05 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.