Large Calcite (old classic) Barnes & Matioli Coll.

Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, Egremont, Cumbria, England
Large Cabinet, 15.1 x 12.5 x 8.0 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $675
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Classic gem, water-clear colorless, modified nailhead calcite prisms PLUS patches of desirable hematite-tinted prisms are festooned on the large undulating 3-dimensional ironstone matrix. This is an outstanding and rich calcite from this famous old Cumbria iron mine, that operated from 1874 to 1914. The Pallaflat Mine was renowned for exceptional calcite specimens and this impressive piece certainly qualifies. The crystals reach 1.9 cm on this striking piece. Complete all-around and in great shape overall. It's hard to see the few bruised crystals in the interior, for all of the crystal density and the bit of basal periphery wear is certainly only a minimal detraction. Ex Alan Barnes and Paolo Matioli Collections. Valued at $2500-3000 for quality, size and richness.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $675 10/14/2021 6:26:42 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $650 10/14/2021 6:26:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 10/14/2021 6:26:01 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $575 10/14/2021 6:23:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $555 10/14/2021 6:23:41 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $454 10/14/2021 6:18:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $444 10/14/2021 6:18:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 10/14/2021 6:17:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 10/14/2021 6:17:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 10/14/2021 5:51:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 10/14/2021 2:44:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 10/14/2021 2:39:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 10/14/2021 2:39:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 10/14/2021 11:43:09 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 10/14/2021 11:43:09 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 10/09/2021 9:08:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $150 10/09/2021 9:07:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $150 10/09/2021 9:07:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 10/09/2021 9:07:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 10/09/2021 9:07:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 10/09/2021 9:06:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 10/09/2021 9:06:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $91 10/09/2021 9:06:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $81 10/09/2021 9:06:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $71 10/09/2021 9:06:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $61 10/09/2021 9:06:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $51 10/09/2021 9:06:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $46 10/09/2021 9:06:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $41 10/09/2021 9:05:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 10/09/2021 9:05:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $31 10/09/2021 9:05:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $26 10/09/2021 9:05:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $21 10/09/2021 6:27:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $16 10/09/2021 6:27:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/08/2021 7:23:05 pm (CDT)
* 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.