Cafarsite (TYPE LOCALITY)

Wanni glacier, Monte Cervandone, Binn, Valais, Switzerland (TL)
4.8 x 2.8 x 2.7 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: $411
Winning Bidder: possum

Item Description

Cafarsite is one of the rarest of Swiss classics, and a beautiful display miiature like this is uncommon on the market today. This is a very rare, hydrated arsenite, and this fine, multi-crystal cluster is from the TYPE LOCALITY of the Wanni glacier in the Binn Valley of Switzerland. The dark, sub-metallic, grey-brown crystals are well formed, modified cuboctahedrons. The good luster and brown color help give these crystals, particularly the largest, 1.2 cm crystal, the look of polished leather. Cafarsite was not recognized until 1966. Rich specimens such as this are hard to find, and seldom available. Valued $1000-plus

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
possum $411 09/24/2020 4:53:00 pm (CDT)
escalade1602 $401 09/24/2020 4:53:00 pm (CDT)
possum $361 09/24/2020 4:45:20 pm (CDT)
escalade1602 $351 09/24/2020 4:45:19 pm (CDT)
possum $311 09/24/2020 4:11:58 pm (CDT)
olivierr $301 09/24/2020 4:11:58 pm (CDT)
olivierr $180 09/24/2020 3:50:24 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $170 09/24/2020 3:50:24 pm (CDT)
olivierr $160 09/24/2020 2:58:36 pm (CDT)
Mikaurum $150 09/24/2020 2:58:36 pm (CDT)
Mikaurum $89 09/23/2020 4:41:18 pm (CDT)
TJ $79 09/19/2020 6:10:19 am (CDT)
karose1 $69 09/19/2020 6:09:58 am (CDT)
TJ $66 09/19/2020 6:09:57 am (CDT)
karose1 $35 09/17/2020 8:49:24 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 09/17/2020 8:49:24 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 09/17/2020 6:39:09 pm (CDT)