very large Baryte xl incl. w/ Pyrite (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.

Niobec mine, Saint-Honore, Quebec, Canada
Large Cabinet, 20.4 x 8.6 x 5.4 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $776
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A fantastic large and stout barite crystal from this well-known Quebec mine, in ridiculous size and quality! The striking sharp tabular prism has a dramatic classic chisel termination. Two side edges are coated with sparkly drusy pyrite, with most of the prism strikingly enveloped in a later generation of glassy barite, with some faces also having pyrite inclusions. The contact on the back reveals the glassy, translucent gray interior of the crystal. The Niobec Mine was mined for Niobium, a rare REE. Solution cavities in the limestone occasionally hosted these large barite crystals. They reached 40 cm and 20 kg in weight! See the 1981 Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 12, No. 6. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1998. An impressive large single barite crystal from the locale. Hefty mass is 2627 grams or 5.8 pounds. Seldom on the market today, this is a real treasure for what it is. I cannot recall seeing one for sale in years.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $776 05/06/2021 6:29:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $751 05/06/2021 6:29:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $676 05/06/2021 6:28:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $651 05/06/2021 6:28:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $626 05/06/2021 6:28:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $601 05/06/2021 6:28:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $526 05/06/2021 6:09:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $501 05/06/2021 6:09:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $430 05/06/2021 10:47:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $420 05/06/2021 10:47:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $379 05/04/2021 6:48:48 am (CDT)
duncangb $369 05/04/2021 6:48:48 am (CDT)
duncangb $265 05/03/2021 1:29:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 05/03/2021 1:29:40 pm (CDT)
duncangb $150 05/03/2021 12:26:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 05/03/2021 12:26:20 pm (CDT)
duncangb $130 05/03/2021 12:26:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/03/2021 12:26:08 pm (CDT)
duncangb $110 05/03/2021 10:23:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/03/2021 10:23:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/03/2021 2:11:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/03/2021 2:11:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:12:03 pm (CDT)