Crocoite (Jess Abernathy & Kay Robertson Coll.)

Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
7.7 x 5.7 x 4.1 cm
Start Time: 10/18/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/25/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $260

Item Description

Bright reddish-orange, lustrous, translucent crocoite crystals are densely clustered jackstraw-style on this very rich, colorful and excellent small cabinent from Dundas. The prisms reach 2.6 cm and many terminations were contacted against the vug wall, which is certainly acceptable. The contacting reveals that, many of the crystals are hollow, adding pizzazz. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 2755 and acquired from the Shale's in the mid-1960s. Formerly in the Jess Abernathy Collection. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record). This older specimen with more robust thicker crystals is very different from the modern style of more fragile, elegant crystals from the currently working Red Lead Mine and the sculptural matrix is sturdy. Classic older Dundas crocoite.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
nilshook $260 10/25/2018 4:06:36 pm (CDT)
moonshiner $250 10/25/2018 4:06:36 pm (CDT)
nilshook $240 10/25/2018 4:06:05 pm (CDT)
moonshiner $230 10/25/2018 4:06:05 pm (CDT)
nilshook $218 10/25/2018 3:54:03 pm (CDT)
gabou2 $208 10/25/2018 3:12:10 pm (CDT)
moonshiner $176 10/25/2018 2:42:56 pm (CDT)
gabou2 $166 10/25/2018 11:02:22 am (CDT)
kittenmittens $131 10/24/2018 6:07:40 pm (CDT)
tejasrocks $126 10/24/2018 5:30:34 pm (CDT)
kittenmittens $40 10/23/2018 11:21:52 pm (CDT)
thaikid $37 10/22/2018 2:32:57 pm (CDT)
kittenmittens $32 10/21/2018 11:29:43 pm (CDT)
tmr $10 10/21/2018 11:10:07 pm (CDT)