Azurite (classic material)

Chessy Copper Mines, Chessy, Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (Type Locality)
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $200
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A lovely historic Azurite specimen from one of the most classic localities in all of Europe ! Typically the Azurite specimens from Chessy are found in less than desirable crystals, but this piece is a lovely "rosette"-esque group of sharp, well defined, rich blue color Azurite crystals. No matrix is visible, but the piece is not a complete "floater" as there are a few minor points of contact. The crystal faces have average luster, and are rather well-formed. It is very difficult for collectors to obtain fine quality specimens of this material today. Mining has taken place at Chessy since the Middle Ages, and finished in 1875, but the famous "Blue Room" - where Azurite was seen for the first time - took place in 1811, but this piece was found in the 1990s when pieces were collected off the dumps of the mines. A great specimen for any collector, a collector of European classics, or anyone who appreciates Azurite.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $200 05/19/2022 6:16:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 05/19/2022 5:48:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 05/19/2022 5:48:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 05/19/2022 5:48:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 05/19/2022 5:04:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 05/19/2022 5:04:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/19/2022 2:19:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/19/2022 12:50:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 05/19/2022 12:50:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $100 05/19/2022 12:50:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/19/2022 12:49:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/19/2022 12:49:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/19/2022 12:49:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/19/2022 12:49:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/19/2022 11:18:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/18/2022 8:51:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/17/2022 8:04:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/17/2022 7:56:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/17/2022 3:33:41 pm (CDT)
Laly $25 05/17/2022 6:27:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/16/2022 4:08:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/13/2022 10:31:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $12 05/13/2022 10:31:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 1:56:37 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.