Ericssonite in Rhodonite ex Matioli Coll

Langban mine, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden
Miniature, 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:40:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $121
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Granular massive, red-brown ericssonite and orthoericssonite (barium manganese iron silicates) along with manganoan aegirine are transected by dark pink veinlets composed prismatic aggregates of rhodonite. A classic example of the banded tephroite-rhodonite-manganoan aegirine skarn zone from Langban, Filipstad, Varmland, Sweden the type locality for the two featured species. We're using the long-standing terminology of these two minerals here rather than the currently debated 2M and 2O polytype nomenclature. Ex. Paulo Matioli collection via Trinity Mineral Company. A good reference specimen. Sadly, John Veevaert now is gone and we cannot ask him, but I suspect this came from an ancient and important Langban collection that he handled back in the early 2000s.

Bidding History

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Private Bidder $121 03/04/2021 6:32:31 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $111 03/04/2021 6:28:22 pm (CST)
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Private Bidder $100 03/04/2021 6:23:05 pm (CST)
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Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 7:58:05 pm (CST)