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Smithsonite var. Cadmium rich (New/old Find) viewBack to MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 13, 2019

Wei Nan, Yunnan Province, China
  • 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:$98
  • Size:5.1 x 5.0 x 2.5 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Banded bubbly satin lustre, variable cadmium-yellow smithsonite with a trace of green covers the partially hollow etched matrix core on this sculptural and excellent small cabinet from a circa 2005 find at this obscure locality in Yunnan Province (but only brought out to market the last 2 years in China). The yellow color is thought to be due to cadmiun content, as with yellow smithsonite from Tsumeb, Italy, and Mexico. These are VERY similar to Italian smithsonites, from the 1800s, that cost an arm and a leg! And, those are super rare on the market. This new find really sets a new standard and gives the rest of us a chance to acquire one in this style at a reasonable price point.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$98 04:27 6/13/2019 griffinite
$71 10:57 6/12/2019 rkrocks
$46 10:56 6/12/2019 medicinewheel
$41 10:56 6/12/2019 rkrocks
$15 02:15 6/11/2019 medicinewheel
$10 12:42 6/10/2019 stonecold