Dioptase with Wulfenite (USA classic)

Mammoth-Saint Anthony Mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
3.7 x 3.6 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 10/15/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/22/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $650
Winning Bidder: whisper

Item Description

Dioptase from Mammoth-Saint Anthony is a rarity, and seldom do you see pieces of this quality and the rich association of good, orange Wulfenite for contrast! The piece is just blanketed with tiny, lustrous, scintillating, emerald-green Dioptase crystals....on both sides! The less than 1 mm, vibrant Dioptase crystals occur in brilliant, 2 to 3 mm rounded clusters densely covering the front and back of the piece. It is accentuated on the front by a prominent, bright, orange window-pane of Wulfenite 7 mm across and numerous, smaller Wulfenite crystals adorn the piece around the periphery and on the back. Dioptase was common once upon a time from this venerable old deposit, but specimens this rich and beautiful were never plentiful and are now rare. It probably dates to the 1950s or 1960s. This is a rare and fine example with rich coverage. It is an important example of dioptase from a U.S. locale, and many people aren't even aware they exist as they are just so hard to come by.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
whisper $650 10/22/2020 6:17:45 pm (CDT)
sodacracker $625 10/22/2020 6:17:45 pm (CDT)
whisper $600 10/22/2020 6:17:06 pm (CDT)
sodacracker $575 10/22/2020 6:17:06 pm (CDT)
whisper $550 10/22/2020 6:16:13 pm (CDT)
sodacracker $525 10/22/2020 6:16:13 pm (CDT)
whisper $485 10/22/2020 6:15:57 pm (CDT)
sodacracker $475 10/22/2020 6:15:57 pm (CDT)
whisper $410 10/22/2020 6:15:39 pm (CDT)
sodacracker $400 10/22/2020 6:15:38 pm (CDT)
whisper $290 10/21/2020 9:54:02 pm (CDT)
Ahnsfohnt $280 10/21/2020 9:54:02 pm (CDT)
Ahnsfohnt $185 10/21/2020 2:17:29 pm (CDT)
Smirtel $175 10/19/2020 2:53:01 pm (CDT)
hsudude22 $165 10/18/2020 6:30:46 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $155 10/18/2020 4:07:30 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $150 10/18/2020 4:07:30 am (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $95 10/17/2020 2:20:03 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $85 10/17/2020 2:20:03 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $75 10/17/2020 2:19:55 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $65 10/17/2020 2:19:55 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $46 10/17/2020 12:43:25 pm (CDT)
daehoonLee $41 10/17/2020 12:43:25 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $36 10/16/2020 5:33:29 pm (CDT)
ironman $31 10/16/2020 5:33:29 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $20 10/16/2020 3:01:35 pm (CDT)
Minchon68 $15 10/16/2020 3:01:35 pm (CDT)
Sgoldst4 $10 10/16/2020 2:38:37 pm (CDT)