Margarite (large USA classic!) ex Wadsworth Atheneaum

Chester Emery Mines, Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
Cabinet, 10.7 x 6.8 x 6.4 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $343
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

Margarite, a rare calcium, aluminum silicate that is a member of the Mica group, is found here as foliated, lilac-colored crystals in green actinolite schist. This classic specimen is from the historic Chester Emery Mines of Massachusetts, where Margarite was first found here in 1864. Collected circa 1900, the Margarite blades are excepionally large and rich. See article: The Chester Emery Mines in Min. Rec., July-Aug. 1978. Previously in the Miller collection from the 1800’s, after which it went to James B. Cone and the Wadsworth Atheneaum, and then to the Loomis Chaffee School (these labels are from that particular collection). 579 grams - large for this old classic material From the collection of East Coast collector, George Elling, specializing in historic minerals of the East Coast and minerals from the development of old European mineralogy.

Bidding History

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Private Bidder $343 11/23/2021 1:54:34 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $333 11/23/2021 1:54:34 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $330 11/23/2021 1:54:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $320 11/23/2021 1:54:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $310 11/23/2021 1:54:14 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $300 11/23/2021 1:54:14 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $260 11/23/2021 10:44:01 am (CST)
Private Bidder $250 11/23/2021 10:44:01 am (CST)
Private Bidder $236 11/23/2021 8:24:23 am (CST)
Private Bidder $226 11/23/2021 8:24:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $220 11/23/2021 8:24:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $210 11/23/2021 8:23:59 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $190 11/23/2021 8:23:53 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $170 11/23/2021 8:23:45 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $35 11/20/2021 9:35:25 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $10 11/19/2021 11:50:54 pm (CST)