Austinite (excellent rare classic material)

Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
5.0 x 3.7 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 11/30/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/05/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: phosphophyllite

Item Description

A fantastic, competition quality, full-sized miniature of the rare and highly sought after calcium zinc arsenate species Austinite from the world famous Ojuela Mine in Mexico. To me, this style of specimen is about as aesthetic as it gets with a large isolate radiating "ball" of gemmy, lustrous, soft greenish-yellow colored Austinite aesthetically perched atop the contrasting Limonite matrix. The Austinite group measures 2.7 cm across at it longest dimension. No damage that I can see with the naked eye and it's just as attractive in person as it is in the photos. This is a fantastic specimen of this classic material from this world-famous locale. Very hard to find on the market todays. Priced at $4,000 in the inventory.