Anglesite pseudomorph after Cerussite (classic locality)

Broken Hill, Broken Hill district, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Ex. George Elling
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 12/14/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/21/2023 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $160

Item Description

A classic example of these fairly hard to find pseudomorphs from the famed Broken Hill Mine. This showy and aesthetic display specimen features a somewhat reticulated group of rather thick, lustrous, prismatic crystals of Cerussite that have been pseudomorphed into Anglesite, free of matrix. The largest composite crystal measures 4.7 cm long. A very fine, old-time showy specimen from Broken Hill's major era of mining, probably the early 1900s. Pieces such as this were found in the old, upper oxidized zone of this world famous mine.
From the collection of George Elling, a prominent East Coast collector with an historic label from the legendary mineral dealer, Hugh A. Ford. Since the label has Ford's New York address, the piece dates to at least 1946-1957,

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$160 12/21/2023 5:53:52 pm (CST)
$150 12/21/2023 10:06:51 am (CST)
$145 12/21/2023 10:06:51 am (CST)
$95 12/21/2023 10:06:39 am (CST)
$85 12/21/2023 10:06:39 am (CST)
$38 12/17/2023 7:55:22 pm (CST)
$33 12/17/2023 7:55:22 pm (CST)
$10 12/16/2023 8:06:40 pm (CST)