Calcite (two generations) - old USA classic from 1960s

Shullsburg area, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 6.5 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $488
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

An OUTSTANDING, old-time, complete-all-around specimen of sceptered Calcite from the old lead-zinc mines at Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The broad scalenohedron that serves as the pedestal is abundantly overgrown with lustrous, rhombohedral Calcites in striking, parallel, stair-stepped growth. This complex crystal is capped by a transparent, highly lustrous, 6.2 cm Calcite crystal. This particular combination is definitive Shullsburg, and when backlit it shows the shadowy, first-generation phantom in spectacular fashion. Mere mention of the name 'Shullsburg' brings forth visions of these great and famous Calcites: with this small cabinet specimen being a very fine, aesthetic example of these true classics. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook. Mined and considered modern classics in the 1960s and into the 1970s perhaps, this is a rare find, seldom seen today. Valued $1000-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $488 05/19/2022 5:09:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $478 05/19/2022 5:09:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $470 05/19/2022 5:09:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 05/19/2022 4:35:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 05/19/2022 4:35:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $433 05/19/2022 4:34:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $423 05/19/2022 4:34:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $354 05/18/2022 10:16:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $344 05/18/2022 10:16:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $265 05/16/2022 8:09:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 05/16/2022 8:09:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $198 05/16/2022 8:09:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $188 05/16/2022 8:09:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 05/14/2022 5:44:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 05/14/2022 5:44:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $54 05/14/2022 4:48:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $49 05/14/2022 4:48:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/14/2022 11:30:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $15 05/14/2022 11:02:43 am (CDT)
whisper * $15 05/14/2022 11:02:43 am (CDT)
whisper $10 05/14/2022 9:39:42 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.