Atacamite ex Phila Academy of Sciences

Collahuasi Mine, Collahuasi district, Iquique Province, Tarapac
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $299
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This is a complexly intergrown mass of crystallized atacamite, in huge crystals unlike any I have seen from Chile - perhaps because of its age. It is 100% crystals, some damaged and contacted, and some not. I have never myself seen another specimen from this remote copper mine located 170 km SE of Iquique. Discovered over 200 years ago and sent back to Europe for study, atacamite was named from this region's specimens. NOTE that this is thought to be the specific mine locality for the species (though usually the type locality is given simply as "in the Atacama Desert.".. see IMA list of type specimen locations) . A rare historic specimen. ex Philadelphia Academy of Sciences collection (which sold, but probably should not have been sold, under strange circumstances awhile ago)

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $299 03/04/2021 5:05:47 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $289 03/04/2021 5:05:47 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $269 03/04/2021 5:05:13 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $259 03/04/2021 5:05:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $199 03/04/2021 4:50:20 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $189 03/04/2021 4:50:20 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $186 02/27/2021 7:25:16 am (CST)
gabou2 $176 02/27/2021 7:25:16 am (CST)
Private Bidder $166 02/27/2021 7:24:53 am (CST)
gabou2 $156 02/27/2021 7:24:53 am (CST)
Private Bidder $136 02/27/2021 7:24:37 am (CST)
gabou2 $126 02/27/2021 7:24:37 am (CST)
Private Bidder $113 02/26/2021 5:43:41 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $103 02/26/2021 5:43:41 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $87 02/26/2021 5:43:22 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $77 02/26/2021 5:43:22 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $63 02/26/2021 11:33:57 am (CST)
Private Bidder $53 02/26/2021 11:33:56 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 7:53:21 pm (CST)