Adamite (Copper-bearing)

Hilarion Mine, Kamariza Mines, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion Mining District, Lavreotiki, East Attica, Attica, Greece
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $95
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

An eye-catching specimen of Copper-bearing Adamite featuring rich blue-green colored, spherical aggregates measuring up to 3 mm across on matrix. The quality and color is excellent, and the "balls" glow when backlit. Obviously, the Adamites are best seen under higher magnification. If you collect minerals from Lavrion (Laurion), don't miss out on this one, as they are not seen on the market these days. This particular piece was recently collected, and is very similar to the old classic specimens from years ago. The famous mines around this historic district have produced some of the most well known and distinctive minerals from any European locality. Mining took place around this area as far back as the Bronze Age as analysis of ancient isotopes of lead in the objects from that time indicate they were manufactured, in large part, with metal from the Laurion.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $95 09/23/2021 6:52:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 09/23/2021 6:49:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 09/23/2021 6:40:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $65 09/23/2021 6:10:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $58 09/23/2021 6:10:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/23/2021 5:11:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $40 09/20/2021 8:30:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $40 09/20/2021 8:30:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/20/2021 8:30:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/20/2021 8:30:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/19/2021 9:37:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/19/2021 10:41:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/19/2021 10:17:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/17/2021 10:15:22 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.