Calcite (with 'morganite shape')

Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 09/22/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $91
High Bidder: mmcdade
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Item Description

A spectacular, large, two generation manganoan calcite from this remote and now famous locality. The fascinating, two parallel-growth disks have sharp edges. The sharply formed interior of these pretty pastel-pink rhombs is gemmy, transparent to translucent and looks just like a morganite crystal, and in fact they were nicknamed them Morganite Calcites in China at the time they came out around 2017-18. The surrounding, frosted fringe is translucent. A few smaller disks are a nice complement. Excellent neon-orange fluorescence is a bonus! This is a fine example of this rare style, purchased directly in China at the time they came out. This has a white color in strong light, but a soft slightly pink color in LED. It is fluorescent pink, indicating presence of manganese. 

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
mmcdade $91 09/23/2022 9:59:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $81 09/23/2022 9:59:03 am (CDT)
mmcdade $71 09/23/2022 9:58:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $61 09/23/2022 9:58:50 am (CDT)
mmcdade $51 09/23/2022 9:58:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $46 09/23/2022 9:58:41 am (CDT)
mmcdade $41 09/23/2022 9:58:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 09/23/2022 9:58:30 am (CDT)
mmcdade $27 09/23/2022 3:19:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $22 09/23/2022 3:19:29 am (CDT)
mmcdade $10 09/22/2022 7:04:24 pm (CDT)