Botryoidal Hematite (2017 find - RARE)

Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo ore field, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
15.5 x 14.0 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 11/01/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/08/2018 6:30:22 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $42

Item Description

Surreal globular forms on this striking large hematite plate from a recent 2017 find at this obscure iron and manganese mine in Hunan Province. Botyroidal hematite is RARE from any Chinese locale and mineral specimens of any type are uncommon from here. Striking and beautifully luminous low-relief bubbly gray hematite botryoids cover the sculptural, hefty and rich curved, banded rust-brown iron ore matrix on this fine, rare and rich example. It reminds me of classic botryoidal hematite from England, the USA or Morocco, but it's from China!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
cookieman $42 11/08/2018 6:25:22 pm (CST)
covellite $30 11/08/2018 5:42:08 pm (CST)
ashiswhite $25 11/08/2018 12:14:57 pm (CST)
kittenmittens $10 11/07/2018 10:06:12 pm (CST)