Azurite (classic locale)

Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pradet, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 6.8 x 5.3 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:35:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $145

Item Description

Here is a showy Azurite from a classic French locality! There are several, radial, royal blue sprays of acicular to thinly bladed Azurite crystals on a starkly contrasting off-white, granular Quartz matrix. There are nearly half a dozen two-dimensional sprays up to 1.5 cm across splayed out aesthetically on the matrix and these are composed of 2 to 8 mm, lustrous, elongate crystals. Rarely do we see many Azurites from this locality and this one is especially attractive with scintillating, radial displays of crystals on a fine, sugary, off-white matrix that has a touch of pearlescence to it. A beautiful and aesthetic small cabinet piece. Yes, they do look like linarite at first, but it is not. This is a rich, large example for this old mining district.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$145 01/26/2023 6:29:22 pm (CST)
$144 01/26/2023 6:29:22 pm (CST)
$134 01/26/2023 6:00:10 pm (CST)
$133 01/26/2023 6:00:10 pm (CST)
$123 01/26/2023 4:52:18 pm (CST)
$113 01/26/2023 4:52:17 pm (CST)
$102 01/26/2023 3:58:13 pm (CST)
$101 01/26/2023 3:58:13 pm (CST)
$91 01/26/2023 12:06:05 pm (CST)
$81 01/26/2023 12:06:05 pm (CST)
$71 01/22/2023 7:08:43 pm (CST)
$61 01/22/2023 7:08:43 pm (CST)
$51 01/22/2023 7:08:37 pm (CST)
$46 01/22/2023 7:08:37 pm (CST)
$41 01/20/2023 11:44:27 am (CST)
$36 01/20/2023 11:44:27 am (CST)
$10 01/20/2023 8:33:42 am (CST)