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Bustamite & Galena (classic locale) viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$105
  • Size:10.7 x 8.5 x 5.3 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:An impressive 4.8 cm euhedral bustamite crystals dominates this imposing large bustamite and galena combination from renowned Broken Hill. Part of the large crystal has typical stubby rounded races and all of the many bustamite sections have high waxy lustre, translucence and beautiful variable shades of reddish-pink. The bustamite glows, when back lit. Bustamite is a signature species from famed Broken Hill along with rhodonite, spessartine, cerussite, smithsonite, chlorargyrite, pyromorphite and other species. It is one of the primary Mn-bearing silicate ores at Broken Hill. Yes, there is damage on both sides, but this remains a significant large combination. Specimens of this remarkable size, richness and quality are uncommon and are desirable. A classic large older combination from an East Coast collection.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$105 04:52 2/7/2019 nominether
$95 04:52 2/7/2019 clarkdamer
$65 04:52 2/7/2019 nominether
$60 04:52 2/7/2019 clarkdamer
$38 01:43 2/7/2019 nominether
$30 04:58 2/5/2019 clinton
$25 04:58 2/5/2019 tblackwood1
$20 04:58 2/5/2019 clinton
$15 04:58 2/5/2019 tblackwood1
$10 10:26 2/4/2019 clinton