Rhodochrosite (ex Dr. William Logan Collection) (rare locality specimen)

Yaogangxian mine, Chenzhou, Yizhang Co., Hunan, China
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $279
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A very rarely seen specimen of Rhodochrosite from the famous Yaogangxian Mine in China. This locality is well-known as one of the top specimen-producing localities in the last 20+ years in China, and while Rhodochrosite is known from this mine, it's rather difficult to find any specimens on the market, as they were mined years ago, and nothing has been found in years. in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. This is one of the few specimens of Rhodochrosite that we've ever had to offer from this locality. If you're a collector of worldwide Rhodochrosite specimens, no collection is complete without one of these elusive pieces. This piece features unusually modified rhombic of Rhodochrosite with an orange-pink hue sitting on "needle" Quartz crystals on sulfide matrix. The largest Rhodochrosite measures 1.7 cm across. Very few of these exist, and you'd be hard pressed to find another in today's market. From the worldwide Rhodochrosite collection of Dr. William S. Logan (Specimen #X22). Valued at $1,500 for unique style and the rare locality.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $279 11/27/2021 6:34:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $269 11/27/2021 6:34:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $249 11/19/2021 4:31:52 pm (CST)