Elegant Calcite "flower" (Steve Smale Coll.)

Wenshan County, Yunnan, China
Miniature, 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 7:20:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,100
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A truly elegant and pristine radiating cave calcite "flower" from the well-known Wenshan Mine, famous for beautiful blue hemimorphite and aragonite specimens. The striking "petals" are glassy, water-clear, colorless, flattened, modified elongate rhombohedrons. Ex Dr. Steve Smale Collection. Steve has assembled one of the world's finest private collections and is also a world renowned mathematician. He collects only exceptional quality specimens. Read more about Steve at: https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/smalestephen/. This superb calcite is amazing in its beauty, form and simplicity. Superb!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Duane * $1,100 09/23/2021 7:10:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $1,100 09/23/2021 7:10:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,050 09/23/2021 7:06:52 pm (CDT)
Duane $1,000 09/23/2021 7:02:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $955 09/23/2021 6:58:10 pm (CDT)
Duane $950 09/23/2021 6:58:10 pm (CDT)
Duane $930 09/23/2021 6:50:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $905 09/23/2021 6:46:51 pm (CDT)
Duane $900 09/23/2021 6:46:51 pm (CDT)
Duane $880 09/23/2021 6:44:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $855 09/23/2021 6:44:17 pm (CDT)
Duane $830 09/23/2021 6:44:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $805 09/23/2021 6:40:04 pm (CDT)
Duane $780 09/23/2021 6:40:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $755 09/23/2021 6:39:07 pm (CDT)
Duane $730 09/23/2021 6:39:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $705 09/23/2021 6:38:31 pm (CDT)
Duane $680 09/23/2021 6:38:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $633 09/23/2021 6:33:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $608 09/23/2021 6:33:09 pm (CDT)
Duane $600 09/23/2021 6:33:09 pm (CDT)
Duane $583 09/23/2021 6:29:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $558 09/23/2021 6:29:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $533 09/23/2021 6:26:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $508 09/23/2021 6:26:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $505 09/23/2021 6:26:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $498 09/23/2021 6:26:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $488 09/23/2021 6:26:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $478 09/23/2021 6:25:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $468 09/23/2021 6:25:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $458 09/23/2021 6:25:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $448 09/23/2021 6:25:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $438 09/23/2021 6:16:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $428 09/23/2021 6:16:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $418 09/23/2021 6:15:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $408 09/23/2021 6:15:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $398 09/23/2021 6:04:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $388 09/23/2021 6:04:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 09/23/2021 5:44:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 09/23/2021 5:44:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $322 09/21/2021 10:34:50 pm (CDT)
blmineral $312 09/21/2021 10:34:50 pm (CDT)
blmineral $290 09/21/2021 10:09:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $280 09/21/2021 10:09:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $278 09/21/2021 10:08:53 pm (CDT)
blmineral $268 09/21/2021 10:08:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $244 09/21/2021 9:10:51 pm (CDT)
blmineral $234 09/21/2021 9:10:51 pm (CDT)
blmineral $210 09/21/2021 9:24:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/21/2021 9:24:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $179 09/20/2021 4:56:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $169 09/20/2021 4:56:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 09/20/2021 12:24:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/20/2021 12:24:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/19/2021 8:49:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/19/2021 4:47:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $93 09/19/2021 4:47:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $83 09/19/2021 4:46:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $73 09/19/2021 4:46:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $63 09/19/2021 10:16:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $53 09/19/2021 10:16:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $48 09/19/2021 10:13:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $43 09/19/2021 10:13:28 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $38 09/19/2021 6:41:25 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $33 09/19/2021 6:41:25 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/19/2021 1:59:25 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/19/2021 12:55:45 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.