Aragonite of unusual form ('Cave Pearl')

Dattaw mines, Dattaw camp, Mogok Valley Zone, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 5.8 4.2 cm
Start Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/13/2021 7:05:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $162
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

We have not seen others like this - and from Burma This is a very unusual Aragonite specimen here that hosts several, ivory colored orbs of Aragonite in a Calcite matrix. The elliptical Aragonite orbs look almost polished, but they are not and are distinctly embedded in the granular Calcite matrix. There are three orbs, one larger at 2.6 cm in maximum dimensions and two smaller ones each at 1.5 cm across. The Aragonite ellipses fluoresce a blue-white in UV light. An attractive Burmese oddity. Actually this is a terrific example of a strange calcite oddity called cave pearls, that occur in some mining environments...rare in aesthetic specimens!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $162 05/13/2021 6:59:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $152 05/13/2021 6:58:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $142 05/13/2021 6:50:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $132 05/13/2021 6:49:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $122 05/13/2021 6:48:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $112 05/13/2021 6:46:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $102 05/13/2021 6:44:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $92 05/13/2021 6:41:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $82 05/13/2021 6:38:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $72 05/13/2021 6:37:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $62 05/13/2021 6:30:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $52 05/13/2021 6:27:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/13/2021 6:22:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/13/2021 5:13:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/11/2021 8:17:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $33 05/11/2021 8:17:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/11/2021 8:17:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/11/2021 8:17:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/08/2021 11:29:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/08/2021 11:29:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/08/2021 6:07:43 am (CDT)