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Cuprite on Copper (Ted Bartels Coll.) viewBack to POST-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Nov 1, 2018

Chino Mine, Santa Rita, Grant Co., New Mexico
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:32:58 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$191
  • Size:9.7 x 4.9 x 1.0 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Sharp, lustrous, deep wine-red metallic cuprite crystals, to 6 mm, look like Christmas tree ornaments on this sculptural, arborescent, flattened, two-sided crystallized copper specimen from the well-known Chino Mine. The copper crystals are sharp to subhedral tetrahexahedrons. The cuprites light up a beautiful blood-red, when backlit! Fine cuprite and copper combinations are not that common from Chino and this is an excellent example from the Ted Bartels Collection. This particular specimen was probably collected in the 1960s, but not released til the late 1980s. Classic and desirable Chino Mine cuprite and copper.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$191 06:27 11/1/2018 gabou2
$178 06:27 11/1/2018 gxF5UST5kw
$167 06:20 11/1/2018 gabou2
$157 06:19 11/1/2018 essebi1987
$156 06:19 11/1/2018 gabou2
$125 05:56 11/1/2018 essebi1987
$110 03:48 11/1/2018 gabarmen
$85 03:39 11/1/2018 rocko
$75 10:49 11/1/2018 wschrimp
$45 06:29 11/1/2018 kittenmittens
$40 02:01 11/1/2018 dlue1982
$35 07:18 10/30/2018 mineral
$30 08:57 10/29/2018 microman
$25 04:40 10/29/2018 gariveda
$21 04:40 10/29/2018 mineral
$15 03:41 10/29/2018 gariveda
$10 02:38 10/29/2018 eoadave