Allophane (new find - beautiful color)

Qinglong Mine, Dachang Sb ore field, Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
Toenail, 3.3 x 2.4 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $310
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

From a new find in 2020, this was one of the delightful surprises to come out of China. The Qinlong Mine is a gold / antimony producer, but it has also given us some attractive secondary minerals, such as these beautiful new Allophanes. This piece is an attractive lightweight specimen of Allophane with a gorgeous strong blue hue, and eye-catching almost "banded" formation. A small amount of matrix is attached underneath. Not typically what you'd expect from this aluminum silicate species, especially with such a vibrant color (which is most likely due to the presence of copper).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $310 09/23/2021 6:41:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 09/23/2021 6:41:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $290 09/23/2021 6:41:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $280 09/23/2021 6:41:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 09/23/2021 6:38:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 09/23/2021 6:38:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $162 09/23/2021 6:09:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $152 09/23/2021 6:09:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 09/19/2021 10:10:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 09/19/2021 10:10:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 09/19/2021 10:10:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/19/2021 10:10:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/19/2021 10:10:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 09/19/2021 10:10:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/19/2021 6:13:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/19/2021 6:13:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/19/2021 10:42:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/19/2021 10:42:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/17/2021 4:24:19 pm (CDT)