Harmatome xls on Calcite (fl) on Amethyst

Setz Quarry, Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
7.7 x 4.6 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 06/05/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/25/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $85

Item Description

Fine, 1.2 cm Harmotome crystal resting on Calcite, itself on Amethyst, from the Setz Quarry in the famous Idar-Oberstein area of Germany. The Harmotome is lustrous, gemmy-to-translucent, and doubly-terminated. The angled sidecars may also represent twinning, which is not unheard of from Setz. The tan Calcite appears to have a second generation of very lustrous and gemmy crystals growing on it, and this second generation is highly fluorescent. The Amethyst has a rich purple color and very good luster. This is certainly one of the best of these combinations I have seen from here, and it was #2134 in Kay's collection. RARE SPECIES for Idar!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
cookieman $85 06/25/2019 6:19:07 pm (CDT)
smallrocks $75 06/25/2019 5:37:08 pm (CDT)
everett278 $50 06/15/2019 5:05:43 am (CDT)
azothoth $45 06/14/2019 11:47:20 am (CDT)
chickencityken $32 06/07/2019 6:05:34 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $27 06/07/2019 6:05:34 pm (CDT)
chickencityken $10 06/06/2019 9:25:36 pm (CDT)