Chrysocolla pseudomorph after Azurite or Gypsum

Ray Mine, Mineral Creek District, Dripping Spring Mts, Pinal County, Arizona
4.3 x 2.2 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $199

Item Description

This is a wonderful blue-green Chrysocolla specimen replacing what was once either Azurite or Gypsum (depending upon whom you ask) from the famous Ray Mine in Arizona. The display side of this specimen is eye-catching showing excellent form and arrangement. For a long time these specimens were labeled as Chrysocolla after Azurite, but nobody has been able to prove this, so some have speculated that they could be replacing Gypsum, which is also monoclinic in habit like Azurite, and much more easily dissolved. You don't see a lot of these pieces on the market, and they are certainly worth picking up if you collect pseudomorphs, secondary ore specimens or minerals from Arizona. This one has a small bit of roughness on the smaller secondary crystals, so it's not 100% perfect, but it's really attractive in person and the form and positions of the pseudomorphs is VERY good. Priced at $1,450 retail.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tubman $199 01/03/2019 6:04:13 am (CST)
oldrock $189 01/03/2019 6:04:13 am (CST)
tubman $171 01/02/2019 1:08:00 pm (CST)
oldrock $161 01/02/2019 1:08:00 pm (CST)
tubman $141 01/02/2019 9:43:03 am (CST)
oldrock $131 01/02/2019 9:43:03 am (CST)
tubman $111 01/02/2019 12:57:19 am (CST)
oldrock $101 01/02/2019 12:57:19 am (CST)
tubman $89 12/25/2018 7:25:39 am (CST)
jmzdrum91 $57 12/24/2018 6:21:33 pm (CST)
tmr $52 12/24/2018 6:21:33 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $35 12/22/2018 5:55:42 pm (CST)
rocko $30 12/22/2018 5:55:42 pm (CST)
jmzdrum91 $10 12/20/2018 9:09:17 pm (CST)