Stilbite-Ca (classic material)

Teigarhorn, Berufjord, Djúpavogshreppur, Eastern Region, Iceland
Ex. Chet Lemanski
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 05/11/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/18/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $78

Item Description

A classic example of Stilbite from the famed Berufjord in eastern Iceland. This piece is from the Teigarhorn, which refers to as, "One of the most famous zeolite locality {localities} in Iceland." The entire area is off-limits for collecting, as it was declared a national monument in 1976, so it's been nearly 50 years since anything has been found there. This piece features a beautiful, bright white color, pearly group of "sheaf"-like crystals of Stilbite-Ca with a minor amount of attached matrix. No major damage and complete all around. From the collection of Chester ("Chet") S. Lemanski Jr. of Browns Mills, New Jersey ( Collection #17052CL. Chet was born 1947 in started collecting minerals circa 1957. He worked briefly as a drill runner at the famous Sterling Mine, in Ogdensburg, New Jersey and from 1987 to 1990 he helped convert the mine into a public access mining museum. He has held the role of treasurer, vice president and president of the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society (FOMS), and has been a board member and vice president of the Franklin Mineral Museum. The rare copper arsenate, Lemanskiite was named in his honor in 1999.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$78 05/18/2023 6:34:10 pm (CDT)
$68 05/18/2023 6:18:55 pm (CDT)
$58 05/18/2023 6:17:44 pm (CDT)
$51 05/18/2023 6:17:43 pm (CDT)
$40 05/17/2023 4:45:12 pm (CDT)
$35 05/13/2023 11:51:25 am (CDT)
$30 05/13/2023 9:45:06 am (CDT)
$25 05/13/2023 12:27:52 am (CDT)
$22 05/13/2023 12:27:52 am (CDT)
$20 05/13/2023 12:27:46 am (CDT)
$15 05/13/2023 12:27:46 am (CDT)
$10 05/12/2023 3:12:13 am (CDT)