Stilbite-Ca (''bow tie''-shaped group) (Collected: 1940s)

Upper New Street Quarry, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey, USA
Ex. Dr. Bob Lauf; Walter Kuenstler
Miniature, 4.6 x 3.9 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 04/11/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/20/2024 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $157

Item Description

A classic old-time display specimen from the famed Upper New Street Quarry in Paterson, New Jersey. The specimen was collected in the 1940s and features golden-brown colored sheaves of Stilbite-Ca, intergrown to form an attractive "bow tie"-shaped group with a small amount of associated Quartz. The piece is in excellent condition with no damage I can find on the display side. A fine example of these well-known Stilbites, and a really pretty piece for the locality.
The piece was pictured in Collector's Guide to the Zeolite Group (written by Bob Lauf), but please note that the book is not included with this listing.
From the collection of longtime mineral collector Dr. Bob Lauf (Collection #2366), with a label from the collection of Walter Kuenstler. Bob is the author of the Mineral Collectors Guide books (Schiffer Publishing), widely seen at mineral shows and libraries. He grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Illinois, ultimately receiving a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering. His scientific career included over twenty years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he conducted research on topics ranging from nuclear fuel, coal by-products, materials synthesis, microwave processing, sensors, optical materials, and biomineralization. He has been granted over forty U.S. Patents for his inventions, many of which have become successful industrial products. He is now a Registered Patent Agent and technology consultant.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$157 04/18/2024 6:20:05 pm (CDT)
$147 04/18/2024 6:19:52 pm (CDT)
$140 04/18/2024 6:19:52 pm (CDT)
$120 04/14/2024 10:43:02 am (CDT)
$110 04/14/2024 10:43:02 am (CDT)
$87 04/12/2024 1:22:18 pm (CDT)
$77 04/12/2024 1:22:05 pm (CDT)
$75 04/12/2024 1:22:05 pm (CDT)
$30 04/12/2024 5:31:02 am (CDT)
$25 04/12/2024 5:31:02 am (CDT)
$20 04/12/2024 5:30:49 am (CDT)
$15 04/12/2024 5:30:49 am (CDT)
$10 04/11/2024 6:55:07 pm (CDT)