Crystallized Native Copper (Ted Bartels)

Ray Mine, Pinal County, Arizona
7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 11/01/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/08/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $313

Item Description

Very sharp tetrahexahedral and arborescent spinel-twinned copper crystals are artistically intergrown on the sculptural matrix on this rich and excellent specimen from this famous Ray Mine. The crystals have been cleaned to bring out the rich, lustrous, coppery patina. Classic Ray Mine copper from the Ted Bartels Collection. Not cheap, as the piece was priced at $285 in the 1980s or 90s.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gorski $313 11/08/2018 6:12:42 pm (CST)
southstone $303 11/08/2018 6:12:29 pm (CST)
gorski $301 11/08/2018 6:12:29 pm (CST)
southstone $266 11/08/2018 6:12:15 pm (CST)
gorski $256 11/08/2018 6:12:15 pm (CST)
southstone $221 11/08/2018 5:03:52 pm (CST)
essebi1987 $211 11/08/2018 5:03:52 pm (CST)
southstone $191 11/08/2018 5:01:15 pm (CST)
essebi1987 $181 11/08/2018 5:01:15 pm (CST)
southstone $103 11/08/2018 3:48:50 pm (CST)
argo $93 11/08/2018 1:36:39 am (CST)
tblackwood1 $87 11/08/2018 1:36:39 am (CST)
argo $77 11/07/2018 9:50:38 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $67 11/06/2018 10:46:32 am (CST)
kittenmittens $57 11/06/2018 1:47:37 am (CST)
lunareclipse33 $56 11/06/2018 1:47:37 am (CST)
kittenmittens $30 11/05/2018 8:54:22 pm (CST)
jar7709 $10 11/05/2018 8:40:18 pm (CST)