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Rice-grain Smithsonite (rare style) Karl Warning Coll. viewBack to PRE-TUCSON SPECIAL MINERAL COLLECTION LIQUIDATION AUCTION:
featuring OLD CLASSICS - ends Thursday Feb 7, 2019

Kelly Mine, Magdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico
  • Starting Time:2/1/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/7/2019 06:39:46 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$512
  • Size:5.8 x 4.1 x 3.3 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Classic, uncommon and desirable "rice-grain" smithsonite from the famed Kelly Mine. Beautiful turquoise-blue, translucent rounded "rice-grain" botryoids with gorgeous silky lustre are richly and aesthetically invested on the upright sculptural vuggy matrix. The smithsonite richly covers all sides of this artistic 360-degree specimen. Rice-grains along with trigonal smithsonite are rare compared to other botryoidal forms from the Kelly. Ex Karl Warning Collection and acquired in Magdalena in May, 1995 in the shallow root cellar of Tony Otero's miner's shack. Tony was a well-known Kelly miner, caretaker, mineral collector and dealer in Magdalena. An exceptional, rich and uncommon Kelly rice-grain smithsonite from a primary Kelly dealer.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$512 06:34 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$502 06:34 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$486 06:31 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$476 06:31 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$464 06:28 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$454 06:28 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$442 06:28 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$432 06:28 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$421 06:27 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$411 06:27 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$401 06:25 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$391 06:25 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$379 06:25 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$369 06:25 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$357 06:24 2/7/2019 fredbug83
$347 06:24 2/7/2019 apalafoxy
$312 11:44 2/5/2019 fredbug83
$288 09:48 2/5/2019 apalafoxy
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$266 09:43 2/5/2019 apalafoxy
$237 09:42 2/5/2019 fredbug83
$227 09:42 2/5/2019 apalafoxy
$176 10:46 2/4/2019 fredbug83
$155 10:45 2/4/2019 apalafoxy
$145 10:45 2/4/2019 fredbug83
$56 05:40 2/4/2019 apalafoxy
$51 05:40 2/4/2019 tmr
$30 12:57 2/4/2019 apalafoxy
$25 12:14 2/4/2019 stephenwyf
$21 12:14 2/4/2019 dexter
$10 11:24 2/3/2019 stephenwyf