Calcite var. Manganoan (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)

Liancheng Mn deposit, Liancheng Co., Longyan, Fujian, China
Large Cabinet, 25.2 x 10.5 x 6.5 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: $135
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

A large cabinet specimen of calcite from older finds, and the Steve Smale collection: The hexagonal calcite crystals are light pinkish color with layers: milky white-pinkish calcite on the outer edges and nearly colorless layer in the middle, all the crystals look like tasty white chocolate cookies. There are also plenty of smaller calcite crystals which have the same style. A classic from the early 2000s, this is a beautiful cabinet specimen of a flat limestone plate festooned with sharp discs of calcite to 3 cm, perched like sculptural art objects up upon it. Calcite is one of the most common minerals, but it is special and the matrix perfectly shows the environment while it is forming. A classic of the style, in unusually fine condition for the size. Valued $2000. From the collections of Dr. Steve Smale, and Jingnan Zhang.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $135 09/26/2022 5:34:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 09/26/2022 5:34:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $105 09/23/2022 9:02:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 09/23/2022 7:09:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 09/23/2022 11:29:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $75 09/23/2022 11:29:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $75 09/23/2022 11:29:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $61 09/23/2022 9:20:36 am (CDT)
BradMinerals $51 09/23/2022 9:20:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/23/2022 9:20:28 am (CDT)
BradMinerals $40 09/23/2022 9:20:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/23/2022 9:20:24 am (CDT)
BradMinerals $30 09/23/2022 9:20:24 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/23/2022 2:04:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/23/2022 2:04:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/22/2022 11:14:10 pm (CDT)
BradMinerals $10 09/22/2022 8:13:13 pm (CDT)
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