Cubanites suite (classic locale)

Henderson No. 2 mine, Jamesie, Chibougamau, Quebec, Canada
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.6 x 3.3 cm (largest of 5)
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $610
Winning Bidder: jabaco

Item Description

A fine 5-piece deal from the famous copper-gold Henderson No. 2 Mine, source of the world's finest Cubanite specimens, a Cu-Fe-sulfide. The two single crystals, to 1.7 cm, have bright iridescent bronze-brown metallic lustre and classic sharp twinning. The 2nd largest piece has sections of adjacent cubanite crystals, to 1.6 cm, resting on matrix covered with glassy calcite crystals. One side of the smallest matrix specimen, 3.9 cm, has cubanite twins next to a field of glassy flattened calcite rhombs and the other side has more cubanite crystals, including a cute 4 mm elongated hexagonal sixling barrel. The largest piece is a typical hefty ore specimen with mainly brilliant metallic-gray Sphalerite and brassy magnetic Pyrrhotite with lesser amounts of Chalcopyrite and Pyrite. The mine opened in 1960. Crystals thought to be Pyrite were not identified as Cubanite until 1974. Never abundant, specimens trickled out until the mine closed in 1988. See the 1983 Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 14, No. 3. A highly representative and uncommon set of classic cubanite crystals with calcite and ore matrix from a family collection in Quebec.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jabaco $610 10/14/2021 6:43:48 pm (CDT)
DMT $605 10/14/2021 6:43:48 pm (CDT)
jabaco $580 10/14/2021 6:43:21 pm (CDT)
DMT $555 10/14/2021 6:43:21 pm (CDT)
jabaco $530 10/14/2021 6:41:49 pm (CDT)
DMT $505 10/14/2021 6:41:49 pm (CDT)
jabaco $485 10/14/2021 6:37:18 pm (CDT)
DMT $475 10/14/2021 6:37:18 pm (CDT)
jabaco $465 10/14/2021 6:30:56 pm (CDT)
DMT $455 10/14/2021 6:30:56 pm (CDT)
jabaco $430 10/14/2021 6:26:39 pm (CDT)
DMT $420 10/14/2021 6:25:06 pm (CDT)
jabaco $410 10/14/2021 6:25:00 pm (CDT)
DMT $400 10/14/2021 6:25:00 pm (CDT)
jabaco $365 10/14/2021 6:24:51 pm (CDT)
DMT $355 10/14/2021 6:24:51 pm (CDT)
jabaco $325 10/14/2021 6:20:04 pm (CDT)
DMT $315 10/14/2021 6:20:04 pm (CDT)
jabaco $287 10/14/2021 6:19:44 pm (CDT)
DMT $277 10/14/2021 6:19:44 pm (CDT)
jabaco $267 10/14/2021 6:19:38 pm (CDT)
DMT $257 10/14/2021 6:19:38 pm (CDT)
jabaco $247 10/14/2021 6:17:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $237 10/14/2021 6:17:28 pm (CDT)
jabaco $227 10/14/2021 6:16:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $217 10/14/2021 6:16:05 pm (CDT)
jabaco $207 10/14/2021 6:09:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $197 10/14/2021 5:35:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $187 10/14/2021 3:46:14 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $15 10/09/2021 3:22:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/09/2021 6:30:08 am (CDT)
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