Cavansite on Stilbite

Wagholi Quarries, Pune District, Maharashtra, India
6.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/24/2020 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $582
Winning Bidder: rmdixon

Item Description

First discovered in Oregon years ago, Cavansite didn't reach the level of world-class minerals until its discovery in India years later. This small cabinet piece, from the famous Wagholi Quarries, is SUPERB. The color is a true blue, and the gemmy, radial blades of Cavansite forms these gorgeous balls up to 1.2 cm across. The four Cavansite balls are distributed nicely across the Stilbite matrix, and the overall aesthetics are outstanding. However, you truly cannot know how great this piece is until you open up the images to see it larger, instead of looking at the thumbnails. In person, you can appreciate not only the pure, rich blue color, but how the gemminess of the Cavansite blades gives each ball a depth and radiance that is understated and sublime. This is old material. it is a bit different than modern material, in saturation and style.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
rmdixon $582 09/24/2020 6:29:52 pm (CDT)
jlk $557 09/24/2020 6:29:52 pm (CDT)
rmdixon $527 09/24/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
gedeco $502 09/24/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
rmdixon $480 09/24/2020 6:16:54 pm (CDT)
gedeco $470 09/24/2020 6:16:54 pm (CDT)
rmdixon $430 09/24/2020 6:16:22 pm (CDT)
gedeco $420 09/24/2020 6:16:22 pm (CDT)
rmdixon $343 09/24/2020 6:15:58 pm (CDT)
gedeco $333 09/24/2020 6:15:58 pm (CDT)
rmdixon $323 09/24/2020 12:36:44 pm (CDT)
jlk $313 09/24/2020 12:36:44 pm (CDT)
jlk $311 09/24/2020 10:05:45 am (CDT)
mineralrookie $301 09/24/2020 10:05:24 am (CDT)
jlk $298 09/24/2020 10:05:23 am (CDT)
mineralrookie $277 09/23/2020 8:23:31 pm (CDT)
jlk $267 09/23/2020 8:23:31 pm (CDT)
jlk $241 09/21/2020 2:39:40 pm (CDT)
whisper $231 09/18/2020 11:51:05 am (CDT)
whisper* $221 09/18/2020 11:50:54 am (CDT)
circlem* $221 09/18/2020 11:50:54 am (CDT)
circlem $137 09/17/2020 6:53:19 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $127 09/17/2020 6:53:19 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $10 09/17/2020 6:42:56 pm (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.