Cadmium Smithsonite ps. Dolomite

Philadelphia Mine, Rush, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
5.5 x 2.8 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $360
Winning Bidder: jabaco

Item Description

Good specimens of yellow, “turkey fat” Smithsonite from Arkansas are rare enough, but this specimen is truly one of my favorites of all for the isolation of crystals and blance on sparkly matrix. This quality only came out sporadically in the decades of artisnal underground collecting at this mine. The Smithsonite, with its rich yellow color, has pseudomorphed crystallized Dolomite, and there may even be some yellow Greeenockite crystals adding to beauty. But what I find most striking is the superb visual balance of the two main, 1.8 cm clusters of curving pseudos as they sit perfectly on the plate of matrix. The aesthetics of this American classic are excellent, and these two ISOLATED, beautifully formed fans yellow Smithsonite are really special! Purchased in the 1990s from field colelctor Don Heins and Doug Wallace, this was always a choice large miniature/small cabinet piece that I remembered well. Valued $1000-plus

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jabaco $360 09/24/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $350 09/24/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $260 09/24/2020 6:03:03 pm (CDT)
JKS $250 09/24/2020 6:03:03 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $230 09/24/2020 5:42:40 pm (CDT)
JKS $220 09/24/2020 5:42:40 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $210 09/24/2020 5:04:28 pm (CDT)
JKS $200 09/24/2020 5:04:28 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $190 09/21/2020 7:54:55 am (CDT)
Alchyr $180 09/21/2020 7:54:55 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $164 09/19/2020 1:48:57 pm (CDT)
whisper $154 09/19/2020 9:28:54 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $150 09/19/2020 9:28:54 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $144 09/19/2020 9:28:06 am (CDT)
whisper $134 09/19/2020 9:28:06 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $124 09/18/2020 12:25:52 pm (CDT)
whisper $114 09/18/2020 12:25:52 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $103 09/18/2020 11:51:58 am (CDT)
whisper $93 09/18/2020 11:51:58 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $83 09/18/2020 11:51:46 am (CDT)
whisper $73 09/18/2020 11:51:46 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $35 09/18/2020 10:47:59 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 09/18/2020 10:47:59 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 09/17/2020 6:34:27 pm (CDT)