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Rosasite viewBack to SPECIAL AUCTION: OLD CLASSIC MINERALS
from the Kay Robertson Mineral Collection
ends Tuesday June 25th, 2019

Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
  • Starting Time:6/5/2019 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/25/2019 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:1D 3H 52M

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$295
  • Size:6.2 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:Relatively uncommon from Mina Ojuela, Rosasite is a zinc, copper carbonate. The teal-blue, velvety botryoids of Rosasite completely fill this vug in the gossan matrix. There are even some gemmy, flattened rhombs of probably Calcite intergrown with the Rosasite, showing bright flashes as you move the piece around. Several of the Rosasite balls reach over 1 cm across, and the overall aesthetics are outstanding. #1763 in Kay's collection, this was acquired by her in 1960, making it an old-timer for Ojuela, and a great one, at that. A 'giant oyster' in appearance, the lack of a pearl is more than made up for by the sheer quality of the Rosasite.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$295 02:42 6/19/2019 lotusman
$285 10:57 6/18/2019 jbr4000
$265 05:21 6/15/2019 jspvks
$255 05:29 6/14/2019 jbr4000
$235 05:26 6/10/2019 jspvks
$225 05:25 6/10/2019 lotusman
$220 05:25 6/10/2019 jspvks
$185 12:43 6/10/2019 lotusman
$155 09:17 6/9/2019 jspvks
$145 09:17 6/9/2019 smallrocks
$120 04:08 6/9/2019 jspvks
$107 11:32 6/7/2019 smallrocks
$92 08:14 6/7/2019 medicinewheel
$82 08:14 6/7/2019 mineral
$71 06:23 6/7/2019 medicinewheel
$42 09:43 6/6/2019 mineral
$37 09:43 6/6/2019 rkrocks
$10 06:59 6/6/2019 mineral