Brochantite (RARE locality specimen)

Paoli Deposit, Paoli, Red Bed Mining District, Garvin County, Oklahoma, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.7 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $249
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

When it comes to minerals from Oklahoma, most people don't think about secondary copper species. I was honestly very surprised when this piece came to us, as I had never seen one before, but they are unquestionably legitimate. This specimen comes from a lesser known copper/silver deposit in central Oklahoma, very near the town of Paoli. It features attractive, semi-spherical groups of rich green Brochantite sitting atop reddish-brown Early Permian sandstone matrix. The Brochantite looks best under magnification, and we've photographed the piece with a macro lens to better illustrate the quality. Outside of a few places near Paoli, there is only one other place in Oklahoma where Brochantite has been reported, and they are virtually impossible to find on the market today. If you collect secondary ore minerals or esoteric specimens from the United States, don't miss out on this incredibly hard to find material. See the article in the Mineralogical Record Vol. 17, No. 6, pgs 371-374.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $249 09/30/2021 10:36:55 am (CDT)