Calcite with Hematite inclusions

Fengjiashan Mine, Daye Co., Huangshi, Hubei, China
Cabinet, 10.5 x 6.2 x 4.6 cm
Start Time: 01/25/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/01/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $110

Item Description

The iconic Calcite specimens from Daye are some of the most well-known examples of the species from China, which is saying something considering the incredible number of specimens on the market from dozens of Chinese mines. This fine showy cabinet specimen features a predominant sharp, lustrous scalenohedral crystal of Calcite surrounded by dozens of smaller accenting Calcites of equal quality, on matrix. The crystals have a pleasing reddish hue due to Hematite inclusions. The main Calcite measures 7.3 cm across. long, and with the exception of a cleave on one end, is in fine shape. The piece has wonderful balance and quality and displays very well on its own thanks to a saw mark on the bottom. From the inventory of Les Presmyk / De Natura.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$110 02/01/2024 5:54:58 pm (CST)
$100 02/01/2024 5:38:57 pm (CST)
$91 02/01/2024 5:38:57 pm (CST)
$86 02/01/2024 5:29:02 pm (CST)
$76 02/01/2024 12:54:13 pm (CST)
$66 01/26/2024 7:33:42 am (CST)
$65 01/26/2024 7:33:42 am (CST)
$45 01/26/2024 7:25:21 am (CST)
$40 01/26/2024 7:25:21 am (CST)
$10 01/26/2024 7:19:42 am (CST)