Cobalt-bearing Calcite

Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 4.8 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $775
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

One of the most desirable varietals worldwide for Calcite are these bright pink Cobaltoan examples from Morocco, and in the last few years, we've seen some of the finest batches ever. This specimen hosts excellent quality, sharp, well-formed, lustrous, gemmy/translucent beautiful pink color, trigonal Cobaltoan Calcite crystals measuring up to 7 mm sitting on matrix. The central crystals are all in really good shape, though the periphery is obviously contacted where the specimen was removed from the pocket wall. Beautiful color, and very distinctive in the mineral world. Priced at $1,500 in the inventory.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $775 09/30/2021 6:03:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $750 09/30/2021 6:03:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $675 09/28/2021 8:33:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $650 09/28/2021 8:33:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $625 09/28/2021 8:33:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 09/28/2021 8:33:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $575 09/28/2021 8:33:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $550 09/28/2021 8:33:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/28/2021 8:33:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $490 09/28/2021 8:33:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $480 09/28/2021 8:33:21 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $470 09/28/2021 8:33:21 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 09/28/2021 8:33:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 09/28/2021 8:33:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $390 09/28/2021 8:33:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $380 09/28/2021 8:33:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $343 09/24/2021 8:16:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 09/24/2021 8:16:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 09/24/2021 6:00:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 09/24/2021 6:00:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $249 09/24/2021 3:07:06 am (CDT)