Babingtonite on Prehnite (classic find!)

Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu Co., Liangshan, Sichuan Province, China
Miniature, 5.4 x 4.6 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:50:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $351
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Very elegant specimen of babingtonite with textbook crystals and a display impact...overall an extremely rich miniature with significantly large crystals for this size category. These remarkable specimens come out of a very small, previously insignificant quarry that, according to Mindat.org, was simply worked by the local farmers.This fascinating specimen can be viewed in more than one plane of view. One direction has radiating, prismatic, lustrous, black babingtonite crystals, to 4 cm in length. The other direction showcases a tabular, lustrous, black crystal measuring 3 cm across, associated with minor prehnite (parked at the bottom of the spray if you stand it with the spray facing up). These stunned the mineral world when they started coming out in the early 200s (2005 or so?) and remain, to this day, the best of species finds for Babingtonite. Valued $1200-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $351 03/04/2021 6:43:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $341 03/04/2021 6:37:10 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $331 03/04/2021 6:36:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $329 03/04/2021 6:36:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $309 03/04/2021 6:32:48 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $299 03/04/2021 6:29:22 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $289 03/04/2021 6:29:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $281 03/04/2021 6:29:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $247 03/04/2021 6:27:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $237 03/04/2021 6:25:53 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $235 03/04/2021 6:25:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $227 03/04/2021 6:23:41 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $217 03/04/2021 6:18:44 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $207 03/04/2021 6:18:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $199 03/04/2021 6:18:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $189 03/04/2021 6:12:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $179 03/04/2021 6:07:01 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $169 03/04/2021 6:04:11 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $159 03/04/2021 6:04:11 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $149 03/04/2021 6:04:03 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $139 03/04/2021 6:04:03 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $129 03/04/2021 6:00:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $119 03/03/2021 8:44:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $109 03/01/2021 7:43:18 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $105 03/01/2021 7:43:18 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $98 02/27/2021 10:08:06 am (CST)
Private Bidder $88 02/27/2021 10:08:06 am (CST)
Private Bidder $80 02/26/2021 9:39:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $70 02/26/2021 9:39:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $60 02/26/2021 3:30:45 am (CST)
Private Bidder * $50 02/25/2021 9:44:09 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $50 02/25/2021 9:44:09 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $30 02/25/2021 6:38:21 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $25 02/25/2021 6:38:21 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 5:48:42 pm (CST)
* 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.