Calcite on Calcite (unusual locality specimen)

Fengjiashan Mine (Daye copper mine), Daye Co., Huangshi Prefecture, Hubei, China
Cabinet, 10.3 x 5.6 x 4.1 cm
Start Time: 11/25/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $70

Item Description

A striking and unusual cabinet display specimen featuring fine, soft golden colored, sharp, well-formed rhombs of Calcite measuring to 1.7 cm on matrix, but the interesting and rare aspect of the specimen is that there is a second generation of very gemmy, colorless, compressed, rhombic crystals of Calcite overgrowing the initial generation underneath. I honestly can't remember seeing a piece quite like this from the Fengjiashan Mine. The piece is in superb shape, with no major damage that I can find, save the periphery where the piece was removed from the pocket wall. If you're a Calcite collector or you collect Chinese minerals, this is a distinctive and certainly hard to find piece from this famed locality.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$70 11/30/2023 5:52:41 pm (CST)
$60 11/30/2023 10:10:09 am (CST)
$50 11/30/2023 10:08:41 am (CST)
$45 11/30/2023 10:08:41 am (CST)
$40 11/30/2023 10:08:20 am (CST)
$35 11/30/2023 10:08:20 am (CST)
$30 11/28/2023 5:29:11 am (CST)
$25 11/27/2023 7:21:59 pm (CST)
$22 11/27/2023 7:21:59 pm (CST)
$20 11/27/2023 7:17:58 pm (CST)
$15 11/27/2023 7:17:58 pm (CST)
$10 11/27/2023 6:37:28 pm (CST)