Brochantite with Spangolite (ex Gary Weaver Collection)

Mex-Tex Mine, Bingham, Hansonburg District, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A classic piece from the famous Mex-Tex Mine. This lovely and colorful small cabinet specimen features botryoidal green Brochantite on matrix. Possible associations of Malachite and / or Rosasite might be present, but it's hard to tell visually. The piece looks beautiful under magnification, and pieces of this material are not easy to find on the market today. From the collection of Gary Weaver (1944-2019), an electrical engineer who worked for Hughes Aircraft in California. After retiring to Prescott, Arizona in the early 2000s, Gary rekindled his childhood love of minerals, amassing a collection of roughly 2000 specimens, focusing on localities in which he and his wife had lived or visited (Mexico, Peru and the western / southwestern United States). You can read Gary's obituary here https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/apr/27/obituary-gary-richard-weaver/