Bismuthinite and Pyrite in Quartz (Rare)

Karaoba, Kazakhstan
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 09/22/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $78
High Bidder: mmcdade
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Item Description

It is rare to see a Bismuthinite in quartz anyways, especially from an extremely rare locality such as this old military tungsten mine in Kazakhstan. For the rock, it can be a great inclusion specimen from any locality but this is a classic old find from the 1990s. The bismuthinite crystals are long, almost crossing the whole quartz crystal! And there are some cubic pyrite crystals sitting on the exposure bismuthinite which make the whole piece more special.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
mmcdade $78 09/26/2022 12:44:09 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $68 09/26/2022 12:44:09 am (CDT)
mmcdade $58 09/22/2022 9:35:38 pm (CDT)
BradMinerals $50 09/22/2022 9:35:38 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $35 09/22/2022 8:37:04 pm (CDT)
BradMinerals $30 09/22/2022 8:37:04 pm (CDT)
BradMinerals $10 09/22/2022 7:55:28 pm (CDT)