Quartz incl. w/ Hedenbergite (Steve Smale Coll.)

Huanggang Mine, Hexigten, Inner Mongolia, China
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 6.1 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:55:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $383
Winning Bidder: Duane

Item Description

An exquisite and dramatically sculptural 360-degree diverging spray of olive-green hedenbergite-included lustrous, translucent quartz crystals from circa 2012 finds at the now-famous remote Huanggang Mine of Inner Mongolia. The striking large central point is 6.1 cm long. Complete all-around and essentially pristine. The two broken points at the base have healed tips and the bruised tip to a small side car on one side is certainly only a modest detraction. See the 2012 Mineralogical Record China-IV Special Issure, Vol. 43, No. 5. Ex Dr. Steve Smale Collection. Steve has assembled one of the world's finest private collections and is also a world renowned mathematician. He collects only exceptional quality specimens. Read more about Steve at: https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/smalestephen/. This fine piece has beautiful symmetry.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Duane $383 09/23/2021 6:47:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $373 09/23/2021 6:47:07 pm (CDT)
Duane $363 09/23/2021 6:42:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $353 09/23/2021 6:38:54 pm (CDT)
Duane $350 09/23/2021 6:38:54 pm (CDT)
Duane $343 09/23/2021 6:36:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $333 09/23/2021 6:36:56 pm (CDT)
Duane $319 09/23/2021 6:32:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $309 09/23/2021 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
Duane $300 09/23/2021 6:28:10 pm (CDT)
Duane $287 09/23/2021 6:26:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $277 09/23/2021 6:18:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 09/23/2021 6:18:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 09/23/2021 5:56:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 09/23/2021 5:56:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $215 09/23/2021 6:29:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $205 09/23/2021 5:06:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/23/2021 5:06:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $164 09/21/2021 10:35:25 pm (CDT)
blmineral $154 09/21/2021 10:35:25 pm (CDT)
blmineral $120 09/21/2021 10:53:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/19/2021 11:10:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 09/19/2021 11:10:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 09/19/2021 11:10:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 09/19/2021 11:09:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 09/19/2021 11:09:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/19/2021 11:09:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/19/2021 11:09:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/19/2021 11:08:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $45 09/19/2021 9:14:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $45 09/19/2021 9:14:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/19/2021 7:46:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/19/2021 4:44:49 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.