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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

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$305
  • 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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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$305 06:28 11/1/2018 neufal
$295 06:28 11/1/2018 jacrow
$285 06:28 11/1/2018 neufal
$266 06:27 11/1/2018 jacrow
$256 05:50 11/1/2018 neufal
$213 06:35 10/31/2018 jacrow
$203 04:47 10/31/2018 kushmeja
$175 08:09 10/30/2018 jacrow
$165 08:09 10/30/2018 whisper
$155 08:09 10/30/2018 jacrow
$145 08:09 10/30/2018 whisper
$135 09:21 10/29/2018 jacrow
$111 08:54 10/29/2018 neufal
$101 08:54 10/29/2018 tmr
$88 06:14 10/29/2018 neufal
$78 02:39 10/29/2018 eoadave
$68 02:30 10/29/2018 kushmeja
$58 02:30 10/29/2018 rhodesian
$57 02:30 10/29/2018 kushmeja
$10 01:58 10/29/2018 rhodesian