Calcite (Manganoan) (ex David Burgess Collection)

N'Chwaning II Mine, N'Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
14.7 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 11/07/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/14/2019 6:55:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $343

Item Description

A fantastic large cabinet display specimen of the classic pink manganese-bearing Calcites from the N'Chwaning II Mine in South Africa. Dozens of very sharp, lustrous, translucent, "dogtooth" shaped crystals measuring up to 1.3 cm long form a lovely "mound" on host rock matrix. Most of the central crystals are undamaged, but there are a few contacts / cleaves here and there. Good quality overall and very eye-catching and showy. Priced in the inventory at $1,400. A great piece for any collector of Calcites or Kalahari minerals. From the worldwide collection of David Burgess (1951-2016). David was a prolific species collector from Newington, Connecticut, and the namesake for the extremely rare cobalt arsenate species Burgessite, which he discovered.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Phib1993 $343 11/14/2019 6:49:47 pm (CST)
patchfinder $333 11/14/2019 6:49:47 pm (CST)
patchfinder $323 11/14/2019 6:46:51 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $313 11/14/2019 6:46:17 pm (CST)
patchfinder $303 11/14/2019 6:46:16 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $289 11/14/2019 6:45:46 pm (CST)
patchfinder $279 11/14/2019 6:45:45 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $265 11/14/2019 6:42:33 pm (CST)
patchfinder $255 11/14/2019 6:42:32 pm (CST)
patchfinder $246 11/14/2019 6:41:57 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $236 11/14/2019 6:39:13 pm (CST)
patchfinder $230 11/14/2019 6:39:13 pm (CST)
patchfinder $222 11/14/2019 6:38:07 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $212 11/14/2019 6:35:56 pm (CST)
patchfinder $205 11/14/2019 6:35:55 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $195 11/14/2019 6:31:33 pm (CST)
patchfinder $185 11/14/2019 6:31:02 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $176 11/14/2019 6:31:02 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $175 11/14/2019 6:30:44 pm (CST)
patchfinder $165 11/14/2019 6:30:43 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $145 11/14/2019 6:29:29 pm (CST)
jlk $135 11/14/2019 6:27:26 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $126 11/14/2019 6:27:26 pm (CST)
Phib1993 $119 11/14/2019 6:24:50 pm (CST)
jlk $109 11/14/2019 6:24:50 pm (CST)
jlk $98 11/14/2019 6:19:41 pm (CST)
lilcrocsrocks $88 11/14/2019 6:19:40 pm (CST)
jlk $65 11/13/2019 11:00:49 am (CST)
eqynvet $55 11/13/2019 11:00:47 am (CST)
jlk $42 11/12/2019 11:09:42 am (CST)
tmr $37 11/08/2019 9:49:22 pm (CST)
eqynvet $33 11/08/2019 9:49:22 pm (CST)
eqynvet $10 11/08/2019 5:03:03 pm (CST)