Arsenopyrite (rare locality) (ex Rukin Jelks Collection)

Tajo Mine, Hidalgo del Parral, Mun. de Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
2.6 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 02/07/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/14/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $61

Item Description

A fantastic thumbnail specimen of the incredibly hard to find Arsenopyrites from Hidalgo del Parral. The piece features a few notably sharp, highly lustrous, metallic / splendent, bright silvery-white colored monoclinic crystals free of matrix. The crystals have lovely stepped "teeth"-like terminations that compliment the gorgeous striations on the broad crystal faces. Excellent quality and certainly the best thumbnail specimen of this material that we've ever had to offer! The specimen comes from the collection of the well-known mineral collector and rancher Rukin Jelks (1927-2014). You can read his bio at the following link: The piece is also accompanied by a label from Peter Megaw Minerals.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tblackwood1 $61 02/14/2019 4:05:32 pm (CST)
rockcrusher $51 02/14/2019 4:02:06 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $46 02/14/2019 4:02:06 pm (CST)
rockcrusher $41 02/14/2019 4:01:59 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $36 02/14/2019 4:01:59 pm (CST)
rockcrusher $31 02/14/2019 4:00:26 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $26 02/11/2019 10:25:26 pm (CST)
dexter $21 02/08/2019 10:08:14 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $20 02/08/2019 10:08:14 pm (CST)
dexter $15 02/08/2019 2:14:46 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $10 02/08/2019 1:51:35 am (CST)