Babingtonite on Calcite and Prehnite (classic USA locale)

Lane & Son traprock quarries, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.5 x 5.2 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $282
Winning Bidder: andrew_rocks

Item Description

The Lane & Sons Traprock quarries are one of the most venerable localities in New England, and the association of Babingtonite with Prehnite is famous in the region, and beyond. These used to be best of species, back in the early days of mineralogy (and still are among best of USA). This attractive and classic small cabinet specimen is exceedingly rich in Babingtonite compared to most specimens, and the jet-black, lustrous crystals reach up to 1.5 cm. There is some mint-green Prehnite in association, but the other dominant species is the Calcite, which along with the Babingtonite, pretty much fills up both pockets. The Calcite also fluoresces a nice, rich orange color. The Lane & Son traprock quarries are certainly among the most famous Babingtonite localities in the United States. These Westfield Babingtonites were the world's finest, and highly prized, until the recent Chinese finds. This particular piece is one of the finest Babingtonites I have seen from Massachusetts because it iis so beautifully arranged on sparkling calcites, in a pocket of matrix! From the Val Collins collection. Valued ???

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
andrew_rocks $282 09/30/2021 6:22:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $272 09/30/2021 6:10:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 09/30/2021 6:10:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $262 09/30/2021 5:51:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $252 09/30/2021 2:39:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $242 09/30/2021 2:39:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $241 09/30/2021 2:39:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $231 09/30/2021 2:11:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $221 09/28/2021 7:22:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $211 09/28/2021 7:22:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $211 09/28/2021 7:22:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $201 09/28/2021 7:22:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $191 09/28/2021 7:22:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $181 09/28/2021 7:22:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $171 09/28/2021 7:22:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $161 09/26/2021 6:48:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $151 09/26/2021 6:48:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 09/25/2021 12:43:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $91 09/25/2021 12:43:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $79 09/24/2021 8:08:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $69 09/24/2021 8:08:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $49 09/24/2021 2:50:53 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $40 09/24/2021 2:50:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/24/2021 2:50:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/24/2021 2:49:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/24/2021 2:49:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 1:53:45 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.