Calcite (GEM crystals)

Wuzhou, Guangxi, China
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 01/04/2024 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/11/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $264

Item Description

A beautiful and rarely seen matrix specimen from Wuzhou featuring many sharp, lustrous, white/colorless prismatic scalenohedral Calcite crystals with basal terminations sitting on a Quartz covered matrix. The largest crystal measures 1.2 cm long. The majority of the crystals are absolutely WATER-CLEAR in clarity due to their chemically pure interior. The prism faces are quite lustrous, while the terminations have a gentle matte luster for an interesting contrast. No real damage of note, which is significant for this locality, as many of examples from this locality are simply loose single crystals off matrix. These now very hard-to-find calcites from Wuzhou are now considered classics dating back to the early 2000s, but it's the fact that they are some of the finest gem optic grade calcite crystals from anywhere in the world that really sets them apart.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$264 01/11/2024 6:41:52 pm (CST)
$259 01/11/2024 6:41:52 pm (CST)
$249 01/07/2024 5:46:04 pm (CST)