Cuprite (superb 1970's classic) David Burgess Coll.

Onganja Mine, Seeis, Windhoek District, Khomas Region, Namibia
4.7 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 12/13/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/20/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $680

Item Description

Some of the finest cuprites in the Mineral Kingdom came from the famous 1970s finds at this extinct mine. This is a superb miniature with highly unusual crystal form. Most cuprites from here are textbook octahedrons, but this striking cutie is dominated by a super sharp, 3.0 cm flattened octahedron. Malachite has been removed from the crystals, exposing the lustrous, metallic, deep wine-red color. The fabulous cherry-red color of these gemmy cuprites really explodes in the backlit photo. Ex David Burgess Collection, for whom Burgessite has been named. Burgessite is a extremely rare cobalt hydrogen arsenate. Valued at $2500-3500. Onganja cuprites of this quality and rarity are SELDOM on the market.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tubman $680 12/20/2018 4:27:21 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $655 12/20/2018 4:27:21 pm (CST)
tubman $630 12/20/2018 4:27:08 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $605 12/20/2018 4:27:08 pm (CST)
tubman $580 12/20/2018 4:26:59 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $555 12/20/2018 4:26:59 pm (CST)
tubman $506 12/20/2018 4:26:39 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $496 12/20/2018 4:26:39 pm (CST)
tubman $486 12/20/2018 4:26:28 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $476 12/20/2018 4:26:28 pm (CST)
tubman $466 12/20/2018 3:31:00 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $456 12/20/2018 9:46:00 am (CST)
mineraldv $450 12/20/2018 9:46:00 am (CST)
dlue1982 $430 12/20/2018 9:43:44 am (CST)
mineraldv $420 12/20/2018 9:43:44 am (CST)
dlue1982 $390 12/20/2018 9:43:23 am (CST)
mineraldv $380 12/20/2018 9:43:23 am (CST)
dlue1982 $343 12/19/2018 5:36:57 pm (CST)
scooter $333 12/19/2018 5:36:57 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $313 12/19/2018 5:36:48 pm (CST)
scooter $303 12/19/2018 5:36:48 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $232 12/18/2018 5:41:01 am (CST)
scooter $222 12/18/2018 5:25:39 am (CST)
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scooter $121 12/18/2018 5:25:31 am (CST)
dlue1982 $111 12/18/2018 5:25:31 am (CST)
scooter $75 12/18/2018 5:25:23 am (CST)
dlue1982 $65 12/18/2018 5:25:23 am (CST)
scooter $55 12/18/2018 5:25:16 am (CST)
dlue1982 $50 12/18/2018 5:25:16 am (CST)
scooter $45 12/17/2018 8:03:17 pm (CST)
andyrocks18 $40 12/17/2018 8:03:17 pm (CST)
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