Azurite and Malachite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 4.8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $580
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

Tsumeb is considered the greatest mine of all time, and high on the list of coveted species from there are its Azurites and Azurite/Malachite combinations. This large miniature is, in my mind, remarkable. For starters, as you would expect ,the Azurites have excellent, deep blue color and very good to excellent luster, with the largest Azurite being 4.8 cm. But what makes them truly unique are the undulating surfaces of the crystals. I could almost call them ripples, but when I gaze upon them I feel like I am looking a deep blue lava flows as they cool. I kid you not. The Malachite is no less splendid, with its scintillating, electric green crystals radiating outward, forming stacked concentric layers. At 2.4 cm across, the layers look like the broad, thin lava flows from classic shield volcanoes. If you like beauty and uniqueness mixed into your classic mineral specimens, the aesthetics of this combination piece make it stand out. it is just different, and really colorful! valued $2500 From the collection of East Coast collector, George Elling, specializing in historic minerals of the East Coast and minerals from the development of old European mineralogy.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $580 11/27/2021 7:47:14 am (CST)
Private Bidder $555 11/27/2021 7:45:26 am (CST)
Private Bidder $550 11/27/2021 7:45:26 am (CST)
Private Bidder $525 11/27/2021 7:10:28 am (CST)
Private Bidder $500 11/27/2021 7:10:28 am (CST)
Private Bidder $490 11/27/2021 7:10:21 am (CST)
Private Bidder $480 11/27/2021 7:10:21 am (CST)
Private Bidder $470 11/27/2021 1:01:07 am (CST)
Private Bidder $460 11/27/2021 1:01:07 am (CST)
Private Bidder $450 11/27/2021 1:00:48 am (CST)
Private Bidder $440 11/27/2021 1:00:48 am (CST)
Private Bidder $430 11/27/2021 12:59:18 am (CST)
Private Bidder $420 11/27/2021 12:59:18 am (CST)
Private Bidder $410 11/27/2021 12:59:10 am (CST)
Private Bidder $400 11/27/2021 12:59:10 am (CST)
Private Bidder $390 11/27/2021 12:59:03 am (CST)
Private Bidder $380 11/27/2021 12:59:03 am (CST)
Private Bidder $370 11/26/2021 11:50:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $360 11/26/2021 9:58:42 am (CST)
Private Bidder $350 11/26/2021 9:58:35 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $331 11/26/2021 9:58:29 am (CST)
Private Bidder $321 11/26/2021 9:58:29 am (CST)
Private Bidder $311 11/26/2021 9:58:24 am (CST)
Private Bidder $301 11/26/2021 9:58:24 am (CST)
Private Bidder $291 11/26/2021 9:58:18 am (CST)
Private Bidder $281 11/26/2021 9:58:18 am (CST)
Private Bidder $271 11/26/2021 9:58:12 am (CST)
Private Bidder $261 11/26/2021 9:58:12 am (CST)
Private Bidder $251 11/26/2021 9:58:05 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $211 11/26/2021 9:57:49 am (CST)
Private Bidder $201 11/26/2021 9:57:49 am (CST)
Private Bidder $191 11/26/2021 9:57:40 am (CST)
Private Bidder $181 11/26/2021 9:57:40 am (CST)
Private Bidder $171 11/26/2021 8:41:13 am (CST)
Private Bidder $161 11/25/2021 11:38:29 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $151 11/25/2021 7:40:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $141 11/22/2021 4:14:42 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $131 11/21/2021 12:35:49 pm (CST)
whisper $121 11/21/2021 12:33:42 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $120 11/21/2021 12:33:42 pm (CST)
whisper $110 11/21/2021 10:19:00 am (CST)
Private Bidder $100 11/20/2021 9:55:54 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $95 11/20/2021 9:55:54 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $85 11/20/2021 12:26:20 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $75 11/20/2021 12:26:19 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $60 11/20/2021 11:59:32 am (CST)
Private Bidder $50 11/20/2021 11:59:32 am (CST)
Private Bidder $15 11/20/2021 10:45:31 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 11/19/2021 11:25:44 pm (CST)