Kutnohorite (classic material)

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari Manganese Field, Northern Cape, South Africa
Cabinet, 10.3 x 7.2 x 4.7 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $195

Item Description

Some of the finest examples of Kutnohorite ever found are those from the famous Wessels Mine in South Africa. This hefty cabinet sized piece features a full coverage of beautiful rich pink crystals of Kutnohorite with a pleasing sub-vitreous / resinous luster, sitting atop a mass of manganese-bearing matrix. The crystals vary in habit from thinner prismatic forms, to more spherical / globular groups and even some blades crystals here and there. No major damage, outside of the periphery where the piece was removed from the pocket wall, and that color is quite alluring. Although Kutnohorite is closely related to Rhodochrosite in terms of chemistry, it's actually part of the Dolomite Group, where Rhodochrosite is a member of the Calcite group, and actually forms a series with both Calcite and Siderite.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$195 01/26/2023 2:27:24 pm (CST)
$185 01/26/2023 2:27:24 pm (CST)
$165 01/26/2023 1:45:15 pm (CST)
$155 01/26/2023 1:45:15 pm (CST)
$75 01/26/2023 8:07:07 am (CST)
$65 01/26/2023 8:07:07 am (CST)
$60 01/24/2023 6:33:50 pm (CST)
$50 * 01/24/2023 6:33:43 pm (CST)
$50 * 01/24/2023 6:33:43 pm (CST)
$45 01/24/2023 6:33:38 pm (CST)
$40 01/24/2023 6:33:38 pm (CST)
$35 01/22/2023 9:09:10 pm (CST)
$30 01/22/2023 2:24:33 pm (CST)
$25 01/20/2023 11:52:36 pm (CST)
$20 01/20/2023 11:52:24 pm (CST)
$15 01/20/2023 11:52:24 pm (CST)
$10 01/20/2023 1:51:27 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.