Mellite (rare) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Csordakuti Mine, Bicske-Csordakut, Bicske-Zsambeki Basin, Fejer Co., Hungary
Thumbnail, 1.2 x 1.1 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $61

Item Description

Mellite has an odd distinction in the mineral world, since it's classified as an organic mineral (Aluminum mellitate {benzene hexacarboxylate} hydrate), despite the fact that the definition of a mineral is an IN-organic compound, but I digress. Of the organic minerals, Mellite is arguably the most well-known, and specimens from the Csordakuti Mine in Hungary are the best around. This piece features classic bipyramidal tetragonal crystals of Mellite measuring up to 8 mm on matrix. They're sharp and lustrous with good crystal form. It also fluoresces a brilliant blue! This is a rare mineral, only found in about 12 places in the world, and this piece is a fine example from this historic locality. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$61 08/06/2022 5:17:26 pm (CDT)
$51 08/06/2022 5:17:22 pm (CDT)
$48 08/06/2022 5:17:22 pm (CDT)
$43 08/06/2022 3:34:07 pm (CDT)
$38 08/04/2022 9:45:34 pm (CDT)
$33 08/04/2022 9:45:27 pm (CDT)
$32 08/04/2022 9:45:27 pm (CDT)
$27 08/01/2022 5:40:22 pm (CDT)
$22 08/01/2022 5:40:21 pm (CDT)
$10 07/30/2022 5:47:54 am (CDT)