Gemmy Rhodonite w/ Chalcedony (superb - RARE)

Morro da Mina mine, Conselheiro Lafaiete, Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.3 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 07/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,610

Item Description

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Gorgeous rich cherry-red color on this stunning 2.5 x 2.3 cm, very glassy, transparent to translucent sharply terminated tapered rhodonite crystal from this well known locale, famous for some of the world's best rhodonites. Two edges are super sharp on this amazing crystal. The crystal beautifully rests on more rhodonite and is dramatically accented with patches of VERY RARE (for the locality) association with chalcedony. Chalcedony is listed for the locale by MINDAT, but there are NO photos in the gallery. The end views show the striking thin tabular form of this exquisite gemmy beauty as it merging into the underlying rhodonite on one end. The piece displays beautifully without aid and is one of the finest matrix rhodonites in this size range, made even better with the rare chalcedony, from the locale. Valued at $2400.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
ohpapa $1,610 08/06/2020 6:17:31 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $1,560 08/06/2020 6:17:31 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $1,406 08/06/2020 6:00:25 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $1,356 08/06/2020 6:00:24 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $1,226 08/06/2020 5:52:14 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $1,176 08/06/2020 5:52:13 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $905 08/06/2020 5:42:57 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $880 08/06/2020 5:42:57 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $433 08/02/2020 11:52:00 pm (CDT)
nycgrimlaw $423 08/02/2020 11:52:00 pm (CDT)
nycgrimlaw $288 08/02/2020 9:00:53 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $278 08/02/2020 9:00:53 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $180 08/02/2020 8:52:50 pm (CDT)
nycgrimlaw $170 08/02/2020 8:52:50 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $160 08/01/2020 3:05:21 am (CDT)
rhodesian $150 08/01/2020 3:05:20 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $100 08/01/2020 3:05:03 am (CDT)
rhodesian $90 08/01/2020 3:05:02 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $60 08/01/2020 1:04:11 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $50 08/01/2020 1:04:11 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 08/01/2020 12:32:39 am (CDT)