Chalcopyrite (fine old classic) (ex Al Kidwell Collection)

Georg Mine, Willroth, Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Altenkirchen District, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Cabinet, 9.7 x 7.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $285
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The famous old Georg Mine in the Wied Iron Spar District of Germany produced some beautiful crystallized mineral specimens many years ago (the mined closed in 1965), but they are virtually unseen on the market today. Some of the most recognized Chalcopyrite specimens from any German locality came from this old iron mine. This piece is a wonderful cabinet sized display specimen filled with excellent razor-sharp, highly lustrous, metallic, brassy-golden colored dispenoidal crystals with modifying scalenohedral faces measuring up to 1.3 cm sitting on Quartz-bearing host rock matrix. Most of the crystals are in amazingly good condition, though there are some contacted crystals on the piece. For the size, presentation and overall quality, this is certainly one of the best examples of this material that we've had to offer in the auctions in quite some time. Based upon similar specimens we've handled, this piece probably dates somewhere around the 1930s, though it could be from earlier. A very worthwhile specimen of this classic and hard to find material. Priced at $1,500 in our inventory. From the worldwide mineral collection of Albert (Al) Lewis Kidwell (January 1, 1919 - August 16, 2008). Al was a well-known mineral collector and research geologist with Carter Oil Company and later Exxon Oil Company in Houston, Texas. The phosphate species Kidwellite was named in his honor in 1974.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $285 05/19/2022 6:54:29 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $275 05/19/2022 6:54:29 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $265 05/19/2022 6:52:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 05/19/2022 6:47:01 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $250 05/19/2022 6:47:01 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $235 05/19/2022 6:44:32 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks * $225 05/19/2022 6:44:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $225 05/19/2022 6:44:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $195 05/19/2022 6:41:31 pm (CDT)
DMT $185 05/19/2022 6:38:24 pm (CDT)
DMT * $175 05/19/2022 6:37:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $175 05/19/2022 6:37:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $165 05/19/2022 6:35:25 pm (CDT)
DMT $155 05/19/2022 6:35:25 pm (CDT)
DMT $141 05/19/2022 6:31:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 05/19/2022 6:31:22 pm (CDT)
DMT $125 05/19/2022 6:31:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 05/19/2022 6:26:18 pm (CDT)
DMT $105 05/19/2022 6:26:18 pm (CDT)
DMT $101 05/19/2022 6:09:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $91 05/19/2022 6:09:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $71 05/19/2022 3:37:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $61 05/16/2022 10:31:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $51 05/15/2022 8:14:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/15/2022 8:14:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $38 05/13/2022 12:37:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $33 05/13/2022 12:37:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/13/2022 12:37:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/13/2022 12:37:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/13/2022 12:20:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/13/2022 12:20:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 1:25:21 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.