Annabergite - very rich, early 1900s specimen

Lavrion Mining District, Attica, Greece
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.6 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 06/10/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $310
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

The famous and ancient mines of Lavrion, which were the source of wealth for ancient Athens, has produced many great minerals over the centuries, Annabergite among them. Annabergite is an uncommon hydrated Ni-arsenate, known and appreciated for its stunning green color. It is also the nickel analogue of Erythrite, which explains the instanly recognizable fan-shapped habit of these unusual, gemmy crystals. The 3 cm pocket is completely filled with Annabergite, and immediately catches your eye and your interest. This comes with an old A. Berger label (Vienna), indicating this fine small cabinet piece was out of the C. Prager collection of Celle, Saxony. This is a MAJOR example of the species with extraordinary richness, comparable to anything recently for sale as other old collections have turned up. We valued this at $1000-1250. It is SUPERB for what it is and much richer than modern era specimens sold off at much higher prices not too long ago. was recently deaccessed from the extensive collection of Bob Reynolds, who cherished both minerals and fossils as he collected. Bob is a prolific author and has had several curating positions in museums.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $310 06/15/2021 4:41:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 06/15/2021 4:41:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 06/15/2021 3:18:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 06/15/2021 3:18:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $240 06/14/2021 2:15:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $230 06/14/2021 2:15:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 06/13/2021 9:10:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 06/13/2021 8:41:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 06/13/2021 8:41:16 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 06/13/2021 7:51:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $180 06/13/2021 7:51:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $180 06/13/2021 7:51:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 06/13/2021 7:51:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 06/13/2021 7:51:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 06/12/2021 7:29:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 06/12/2021 7:29:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 06/12/2021 2:48:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 06/12/2021 2:48:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 06/12/2021 2:48:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 06/12/2021 12:02:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 06/11/2021 4:26:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $70 06/11/2021 4:26:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $70 06/11/2021 4:26:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 06/11/2021 4:26:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 06/11/2021 4:26:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 06/11/2021 12:40:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 06/11/2021 12:40:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/10/2021 8:28:02 pm (CDT)
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