Cerussite (fluorescent) and Baryte

Mibladen mining Dist., Midelt Prov., Draa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Small Cabinet, 7.7 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $625
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Cerussite/Baryte combinations from Mibladen are well-known, and have been much-appreciated for decades. Among all those that I have seen, this is one of my favorites. The honey-colored Cerussites are GEMMY, have a good, adamantine luster, and can be complex. The bullet-shaped habit of many of the Cerussites is uncommon, causing them to be a highly-desirable Mibladen sidekick to the famous vanadinites, and the largest any of the Cerussites reaches up to 1.2 cm across. Many Cerussites fluoresce, but these have among the brightest, most vivid fluorescence I have seen for the species. And then there are the Barytes, which are truly exceptional, growing in perfect, oval shaped clusters with a luscious peach color. These clusters reach up to 2 cm, and they are distributed attractively on the Cerussites. The photos tell the story of this small cabinet piece quite well. Formerly in the A.L. McGuinness and Curtis Brandt collections, this small cabinet specimen from Mibladen has just glorious aesthetics, and is nearly pristine. This is simply a gorgeous and rare combination with unique presence. Valued $1200-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $625 09/30/2021 6:10:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 09/30/2021 6:10:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $545 09/28/2021 11:44:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $520 09/28/2021 11:44:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/28/2021 11:44:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 09/28/2021 11:43:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 09/28/2021 11:43:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 09/25/2021 5:44:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 09/25/2021 5:44:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 09/25/2021 10:59:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 09/25/2021 10:59:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/24/2021 5:56:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/24/2021 5:56:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 8:24:22 am (CDT)