Kaolinite ps. Orthoclase, with Cassiterite

Cornwall, England, UK
8.1 x 4.6 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 06/05/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/25/2019 6:35:58 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $990

Item Description

Truly exceptional, this crystal of Carlsbad-twinned Orthoclase, pseudomorphed by Kaolinite, is perhaps the best one I have ever seen from the clay pit localities in Cornwall. The piece is complete all the way around, with just one tiny cleave in one corner. It has retained its sharp, original crystal form, and the aesthetics are enhanced by the beautiful, egg-shell white color. And if the quality of this large, pseudomorphed twin wasn't enough, there is a sharp, penetration twin emeging from one side. I have seen these penetrations before, but never one this distinct and precise. Great old classic material from Cornwall, this twin upon twin pseudo is exemplary. value d$1000-plus

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
titanone $990 06/25/2019 6:30:58 pm (CDT)
oldrock $965 06/25/2019 6:29:06 pm (CDT)
titanone $926 06/25/2019 6:26:22 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $901 06/25/2019 6:26:22 pm (CDT)
titanone $876 06/25/2019 6:25:55 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $851 06/25/2019 6:25:55 pm (CDT)
titanone $825 06/25/2019 6:25:14 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $775 06/25/2019 6:23:34 pm (CDT)
titanone $708 06/25/2019 6:22:08 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $657 06/25/2019 6:20:21 pm (CDT)
titanone $632 06/25/2019 6:19:30 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $607 06/25/2019 6:19:30 pm (CDT)
titanone $566 06/25/2019 6:19:02 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $541 06/25/2019 6:19:02 pm (CDT)
titanone $516 06/25/2019 6:18:45 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $506 06/25/2019 6:18:45 pm (CDT)
titanone $496 06/25/2019 6:18:12 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $486 06/25/2019 6:18:12 pm (CDT)
titanone $476 06/25/2019 5:36:15 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $466 06/25/2019 5:23:25 pm (CDT)
oldrock $456 06/25/2019 5:23:08 pm (CDT)
zhongyuqing $453 06/25/2019 5:23:08 pm (CDT)
oldrock $422 06/25/2019 4:05:42 pm (CDT)
saveahorse $412 06/25/2019 7:38:54 am (CDT)
titanone $299 06/24/2019 5:44:20 pm (CDT)
uk26 $285 06/23/2019 8:53:22 am (CDT)
titanone $236 06/19/2019 11:32:29 pm (CDT)
oldrock $226 06/19/2019 11:32:29 pm (CDT)
titanone $186 06/14/2019 10:26:36 pm (CDT)
oldrock $163 06/13/2019 12:14:44 am (CDT)
titanone $137 06/09/2019 9:10:18 am (CDT)
medicinewheel $127 06/09/2019 9:09:01 am (CDT)
titanone $125 06/09/2019 9:09:01 am (CDT)
medicinewheel $42 06/07/2019 6:13:13 pm (CDT)
rocketlady $10 06/06/2019 5:36:55 pm (CDT)