Calcite twin (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)

Leiping Mine, Guiyang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 6.0 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 09/22/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $460
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

From what has to be the most famous single calcite find of the modern era in China, these sharp crystals came out around 1998-99. Amongst the razor-sharp spikes, sits a pristine, jewel-like, sharp twinned calcite from tip-to-tip across the width atop. Though more spiky-growth calcites have come out since, these twinned crystals remain one-of-a-kind and uniquely desirable. This specimen is sharp all around. Hematite staining gives a red tint to the crystals to 2 cm long, which is a beautiful effect. Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale Collection. This is a perfectly balanced small cabinet piece with intense colors.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $460 09/26/2022 12:43:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 09/26/2022 12:43:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $430 09/25/2022 5:43:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $420 09/25/2022 5:43:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 09/25/2022 4:53:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 09/25/2022 4:53:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $330 09/25/2022 3:56:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $320 09/25/2022 3:56:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $320 09/25/2022 3:56:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 09/23/2022 2:01:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $265 09/23/2022 2:01:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 09/22/2022 8:35:44 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $245 09/22/2022 8:35:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $235 09/22/2022 8:35:35 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $225 09/22/2022 8:35:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 09/22/2022 8:13:41 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $160 09/22/2022 8:13:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/22/2022 7:26:11 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $100 09/22/2022 7:26:11 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $10 09/22/2022 7:05:35 pm (CDT)
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