Calcite (superb, rare Indiana style) ex Lemanski Coll

Berry Materials Corp. Quarry, North Vernon, Jennings Co., Indiana, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.1 x 5.9 x 5.2 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,212
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This well-known Indiana limestone quarry is famous for outstanding golden calcite crystals with complex form and this is an exceptional matrix example. A striking, beautiful, golden-amber, 5.5 x 4.8 x 4.6 cm, complex compound crystal is aesthetically set on the sculptural sandstone matrix. The highly lustrous, gemmy/translucent crystal has a cloudy, creamy core, adding character. Complete all-around and very nearly pristine. Very trivial edge rubbing and contacting where other crystals once lay, have no damage, per se. A fascinating, classic and very fine 360-degree North Vernon calcite at the top level of what was found in the 1960s-early 1980s. Every turn presents a different perspective. These calcites are seemingly underestimated in their quality and frankly were treasured by collectors when I grew up in the Midwest (and I collected here once as a teenager with no luck and nothing to write hom eabout from a day of digging) . . this would have been a very good one even back in the day they were coming out, for form and color both. Valued $1200-1500 easily, if you saw it at a show, especially if with a Midwest dealer who knows the history!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $1,212 09/23/2021 6:39:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,200 09/23/2021 6:39:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,125 09/23/2021 6:34:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,075 09/23/2021 6:34:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,024 09/23/2021 6:29:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $999 09/23/2021 6:29:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $913 09/23/2021 5:53:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $888 09/23/2021 5:53:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $802 09/23/2021 5:52:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $777 09/23/2021 5:52:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $691 09/20/2021 5:08:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $666 09/20/2021 5:08:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $625 09/20/2021 12:30:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 09/20/2021 12:30:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/19/2021 11:54:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $490 09/19/2021 11:54:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $470 09/19/2021 11:53:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 09/19/2021 11:53:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 09/19/2021 11:53:41 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $392 09/19/2021 11:53:26 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $372 09/19/2021 11:53:20 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $352 09/19/2021 9:06:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $342 09/19/2021 9:06:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $213 09/19/2021 4:49:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $203 09/19/2021 4:49:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 09/19/2021 7:07:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 09/19/2021 7:07:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/19/2021 1:09:36 am (CDT)