Cassiterite (Russia - Chet Lemanski Coll.)

Iul'tin Mine, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
3.6 x 2.8 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 09/11/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/17/2020 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $273
Winning Bidder: ramanguy

Item Description

A rare sharp cassiterite crystal from this obscure greisen and quartz vein-type tin-tungsten deposit in far Eastern Siberia, close to Alaska. The euhedral splendent black to mottled brown metallic crystal is sharply terminated and has striking columnar prism faces. Complete all-around and in good shape. The front has only a bit of contacting on the lower right. Back faces are contacted, but this is little actual damage. These are considered to be outstanding cassiterite specimens and came out sparingly in the 1980s and 90s. A fine example of the species and locale from the Chester Lemanski Collection. We just acquired his large collection. Read about Chester at his mindat.org Home Page: https://www.mindat.org/user-461.html.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
ramanguy $273 09/17/2020 6:25:11 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $263 09/17/2020 6:24:19 pm (CDT)
cotter4* $253 09/17/2020 6:24:02 pm (CDT)
ramanguy* $253 09/17/2020 6:24:02 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $243 09/17/2020 6:23:46 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $233 09/17/2020 6:23:46 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $223 09/17/2020 6:23:30 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $213 09/17/2020 6:23:30 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $203 09/17/2020 6:23:05 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $193 09/17/2020 6:23:05 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $183 09/17/2020 6:22:44 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $173 09/17/2020 6:22:44 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $173 09/17/2020 6:22:43 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $163 09/17/2020 6:22:04 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $153 09/17/2020 6:21:21 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $147 09/17/2020 6:21:21 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $137 09/17/2020 6:21:05 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $127 09/17/2020 6:21:05 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $117 09/17/2020 6:20:49 pm (CDT)
staurotide $107 09/17/2020 6:20:49 pm (CDT)
staurotide $97 09/17/2020 5:05:44 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $87 09/17/2020 5:05:27 pm (CDT)
staurotide $82 09/17/2020 5:05:27 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $63 09/13/2020 10:12:33 pm (CDT)
keith $53 09/13/2020 10:12:33 pm (CDT)
ramanguy $40 09/13/2020 11:05:02 am (CDT)
mmcdade $35 09/13/2020 11:05:02 am (CDT)
ramanguy $30 09/13/2020 10:43:17 am (CDT)
miksag $25 09/13/2020 10:43:17 am (CDT)
miksag $10 09/12/2020 2:37:50 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.