Calcite (beautiful crystals) (ex Bob Reynolds Collection)

Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 5.8 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 01/20/2022 9:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/27/2022 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A gorgeous three-dimensional display specimen of Calcite from Dalnegorsk. This small sized specimen features wonderful, gemmy, highly lustrous, soft pinkish colored trigonal crystals of Calcite forming almost "flower"-shaped groups, which are sitting atop Galena and Sphalerite to create a showy and eye-catching overall piece. I can see some roughness on the back of the piece, but overall it's in great shape and it's so well balanced and displays wonderfully. Great quality material, and I think these are now regarded as classics in the mineral world. Priced at $1,400 in the inventory. From the collection of Robert (Bob) Reynolds who passed in August of 2020. Bob was a well-known fossil and mineral expert and former Curator of Earth Sciences at the San Bernardino County Museum in California. The rare phyllomanganate-chromate species Reynoldsite was named in his honor in 2011.