Calcite on weird matrix (Shields Flynn Coll.)

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
9.5 x 7.4 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2019 6:30:40 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $270

Item Description

A bizarre and dramatically sculptural matrix calcite specimen from Tsumeb. An impressive ribbon of glassy, translucent, colorless complex calcite rhombs with satin lustre faces, to 1.8 cm, is artistically perched atop a gangue matrix plate covered with surreal multi-hued tubules. It resembles a colonial corral in architecture. Tsumeb, like Dalnegorsk, is renowned for calcite diversity and quality and this is an otherworldly matrix example from the Shields Flynn Collection.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
ncc-1701 $270 06/13/2019 6:25:40 pm (CDT)
jabaco $121 06/13/2019 5:26:05 pm (CDT)
ncc-1701 $110 06/12/2019 7:47:28 pm (CDT)
rocko $100 06/12/2019 7:47:28 pm (CDT)
ncc-1701 $71 06/12/2019 1:20:43 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $32 06/11/2019 2:12:23 am (CDT)
tmr $27 06/10/2019 11:35:21 pm (CDT)
bigd_rx $22 06/10/2019 11:35:21 pm (CDT)
tmr $10 06/10/2019 12:34:35 pm (CDT)