Aragonite (Copper-bearing) (New Find!)

Wenshan Mine, Wenshan City, Wenshan, Yunnan, China
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.7 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2023 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/21/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $50

Item Description

Aragonite is essentially a lower temperature form of Calcite (both are calcium carbonate), and it is not always found in fine crystallized specimens. Most Aragonites are typically white or off-white in color, but this piece features the most desirable combination of fine crystals along with a beautiful pastel blue color (due to minor copper content in the Aragonite). The crystals have formed eye-catching "sprays" comprising, thin individual bladed crystals, with only a tiny bit of stark black matrix underneath. The majority of the Aragonite crystals are in very good shape. Overall, a very attractive and fine quality example of these gorgeous specimens from Wenshan. From a new find in mid 2022.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$50 09/17/2023 8:51:17 pm (CDT)
$45 09/17/2023 8:51:17 pm (CDT)
$40 09/17/2023 8:51:12 pm (CDT)
$35 09/17/2023 8:51:12 pm (CDT)
$30 09/17/2023 8:51:07 pm (CDT)
$25 09/17/2023 8:51:07 pm (CDT)
$20 09/17/2023 8:50:34 pm (CDT)
$15 09/17/2023 8:50:34 pm (CDT)
$10 09/17/2023 6:25:15 pm (CDT)