Calcite (twinned, fluorescent)

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari manganese fields, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 5.5 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A super cluster of sharp, gemmy Calcite crystals from the famous Wessels Mine. The luster is top quality, too. All the crystals have complex faces, and some even have beautiful WIDE beveled edges. The largest crystal, itself twinned, is gemmy and a full 3 cm along one dimension and 4 cm across. The crystals have the classic deep-orange fluorescence exhibited by Wessels Calcites. Aesthetic and classic, this is truly a world-class example from these mines, hands above most of what you see for transparency, luster, and sharpness of form. Valued at $1000.

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More