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Malachite "Christmas tree" & Azurite (famous find) 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

Copper Mountain, Morenci, Greenlee Co., Arizona
  • Starting Time:10/25/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:11/1/2018 06:33:54 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:10.1 x 5.7 x 4.8 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:An exquisite 1.4 cm malachite "Christmas tree" is beautifully framed by azurite botryoids on this sculptural and aesthetic combination from the famous mid-1980s finds at Morenci. These finds yielded fantastic azurite and malachite stalactites to over 14 cm. Two small "chimneys" or stalactites, to 1.0 cm, are dramatically perched at one end of the ship-shaped piece. The tip of one of the chimneys is broken, but is certainly only a modest detraction. This is a signature Arizona find over the last 40 years and this is an excellent example. Ex Ted Bartels Collection. He paid $300 for this in the 1980s. Value today is $750-900.

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