Fluorite on Quartz (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)

Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
Cabinet, 11.3 x 8.8 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 7:35:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $931
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

As is the case with many Chinese localities, the famous Yaogangxian Mine has given collectors superb quality Fluorite specimens. This piece came out about 15+ years ago (early 2000s), and is a wonderful example of the material. This beautiful display specimen hosts sharp, well-formed, gemmy, purple and green colored cubic crystals Fluorite measuring up to 2.6 cm on edge which is associated with wonderfully contrasting silvery-grey colored Arsenopyrite crystals and GEM quality, colorless Quartz prisms sitting on a slab of matrix. Overall, there is very little damage, and it's still remarkably showy as you can see. These pieces are certainly now considered classics, so if you collect Chinese minerals or worldwide Fluorites, don't miss out on this cabinet sized attractive colorful display piece. Valued at $2,500 in the inventory. Ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection. Along with amassing one of the finest private mineral collections in the world, Steve is a renowned mathematician. His accomplishments include being awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 along with being the awarded the Wolf Prize in mathematics in 2007. You can read Steve's bio on the Mineralogical Record website ( https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/smalestephen/ ) or on Wikipedia.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $931 11/27/2021 7:28:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $926 11/27/2021 7:28:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $901 11/27/2021 7:28:13 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $876 11/27/2021 7:28:13 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $851 11/27/2021 7:20:36 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $826 11/27/2021 7:19:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $806 11/27/2021 7:19:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $801 11/27/2021 7:12:46 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $776 11/27/2021 7:12:46 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $751 11/27/2021 7:06:55 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $726 11/27/2021 7:04:33 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $701 11/27/2021 7:04:27 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $701 11/27/2021 7:04:27 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $676 11/27/2021 6:59:37 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $651 11/27/2021 6:59:37 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $626 11/27/2021 6:54:22 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $601 11/27/2021 6:49:56 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $576 11/27/2021 6:43:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $552 11/27/2021 6:43:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $551 11/27/2021 6:41:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $550 11/27/2021 6:41:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $525 11/23/2021 7:22:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $500 11/23/2021 7:22:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $498 11/23/2021 7:21:42 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $488 11/23/2021 7:21:42 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $455 11/23/2021 5:03:25 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $445 11/23/2021 5:03:24 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $410 11/20/2021 5:33:44 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $400 11/20/2021 5:33:44 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $380 11/20/2021 5:33:25 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $370 11/20/2021 5:33:25 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $310 11/20/2021 5:33:10 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $300 11/20/2021 5:33:09 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $260 11/20/2021 4:10:30 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $250 11/20/2021 4:10:30 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $249 11/19/2021 2:38:01 pm (CST)
* 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.