Itauz Mine, Zhilandy group, Satpayev, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Ex. Rich Kosnar
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 01/11/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/18/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $287

Item Description

A beautiful detailed and aesthetic small cabinet sized specimen of this classic material from Kazakhstan. These pieces dates back to the mid 2000s, when collectors were introduced to these extraordinary crystalized Copper specimens, some of which are the finest crystallized examples from any world locality. Many of these pieces feature amazing forms, including attractive skeletal habits, dramatic twinning and beautiful arborescent forms. I consider this to be one of the most significant Copper discoveries in the last 50 years, and they have already proven themselves as modern-day classics. This specimen is essentially a complete "floater" with beautiful detailed arborescent/dendritic form on all sides. Under magnification, you can see the crystals are very SHARP, and look fantastic up close. The patina on this specimen gives it an antique appearance, and truly stands out among many others that I've seen from this classic locality. Great presentation and quality.
From the "Alpine-type" collection of Richard ("Rich") Andrew Kosnar (1946-2007), the well-known mineral dealer and collector from Colorado, who was the namesake for the phosphate species Kosnarite. Rich loved native metals, and bought many of these Coppers as soon as they hit the market.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$287 01/18/2024 6:29:06 pm (CST)
$277 01/18/2024 6:29:06 pm (CST)
$225 01/18/2024 4:31:26 pm (CST)
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$136 01/18/2024 2:38:49 pm (CST)
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$116 01/16/2024 9:37:41 pm (CST)
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$38 01/12/2024 5:18:39 am (CST)
$33 01/12/2024 5:18:36 am (CST)
$15 01/11/2024 9:13:48 pm (CST)
$10 01/11/2024 8:50:13 pm (CST)