Beudantite (rare) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 1.7 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 07/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $80

Item Description

This is a seldom seen specimen of the rare lead iron arsenate species, named for Fran├žois Beudant (1787-1850), a French mineralogist at the University of Paris. The species is found in various metallic deposits as a secondary mineral all over the world, but its varying crystal habits and colors make it a notably diverse species, as it rarely looks the same from any two localities. The crystals from Tsumeb are typically brown to dark golden-brown in color, but I've seen golden and greenish colored crystals from this mine as well. This piece hosts micro crystals of dark reddish to golden-brown colored Beudantite that are best seen under the microscope. We've photographed the piece with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to better illustrate the quality. A cool rarity for any Tsumeb collector. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$80 08/06/2022 6:21:42 pm (CDT)
$71 08/06/2022 6:21:42 pm (CDT)
$70 08/06/2022 6:05:20 pm (CDT)
$60 08/05/2022 7:36:45 pm (CDT)
$50 08/05/2022 7:36:39 pm (CDT)
$45 08/05/2022 7:36:39 pm (CDT)
$40 08/05/2022 7:36:34 pm (CDT)
$35 08/05/2022 7:36:34 pm (CDT)
$30 08/05/2022 1:48:52 pm (CDT)
$25 08/05/2022 1:48:52 pm (CDT)
$20 08/05/2022 1:48:01 pm (CDT)
$15 08/05/2022 1:48:01 pm (CDT)
$10 08/02/2022 4:48:28 pm (CDT)