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Shattuckite (2014 find) viewBack to MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 13, 2019

Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
  • Starting Time:6/9/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/13/2019 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$112
  • Size:5.4 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Intergrown nubby botryoids of pretty cornflower-blue shattuckite form a very sculptural small cabinet from the limited 2014 find at this less well-known extinct open pit copper mine, worked occasionally for specimens. The striking pinwheel is 1.9 cm across. Beautiful shimmering chatoyancy highlights the fantastic two-color rich cornflower-blue radial growth of the acicular crystals on the broken botryoids on the periphery of this striking specimen. The bottom shows, that this is a solid crust of shattuckite, a rare Cu-silicate. The aesthetic form of this piece is remarkable and is certainly one of the finer examples in the small lot we recently received. Valued at $750 by the former dealer and worth it.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$112 06:13 6/13/2019 eoadave
$102 04:55 6/13/2019 medicinewheel
$102 04:55 6/13/2019 munich123
$91 09:29 6/13/2019 medicinewheel
$81 09:29 6/13/2019 munich123
$69 09:28 6/13/2019 medicinewheel
$64 09:28 6/13/2019 munich123
$38 02:00 6/11/2019 medicinewheel
$21 07:53 6/10/2019 tmr
$16 07:53 6/10/2019 keith
$10 12:23 6/10/2019 tmr