Erythrite with Skutterudite

Aghbar Mine, Bou Azzer, Ouarzazate Prov., Souss-Massa-Draa Region, Morocco
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 6.8 x 5.6 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $240

Item Description

This is both an unusual and a colorful piece from the Aghbar cobalt-nickel mine in Morocco. This hefty piece is dominated by massive (or brudely crystallized), dull metallic gray Skutterudite ore that has dissolution vugs containing small clusters and tufts of vibrant, deep magenta Erythrite crystals to 2 mm. It is rare to find a good specimen from here showing the paragenesis (order of formation of minerals) of the primary cobalt-arsenic sulfide Skutterudite which has altered, creating space for hosting secondary minerals like these brightly colored Erythrite crystals that were in part made from the elements of the original skutterudite. This brawny piece has a mass of 788 grams! Old material.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$240 01/26/2023 6:05:30 pm (CST)
$230 01/26/2023 6:05:30 pm (CST)
$210 01/26/2023 5:55:24 pm (CST)
$201 01/26/2023 5:55:24 pm (CST)
$200 01/26/2023 1:18:03 am (CST)
$190 01/26/2023 1:18:03 am (CST)
$180 01/26/2023 1:17:53 am (CST)
$170 01/26/2023 1:17:53 am (CST)
$160 01/21/2023 1:22:47 pm (CST)
$150 01/21/2023 1:22:47 pm (CST)
$140 01/21/2023 1:22:38 pm (CST)
$130 01/21/2023 1:22:38 pm (CST)
$120 01/21/2023 1:22:31 pm (CST)
$110 01/21/2023 1:22:31 pm (CST)
$100 01/21/2023 1:22:25 pm (CST)
$90 01/21/2023 1:22:25 pm (CST)
$80 01/21/2023 1:22:21 pm (CST)
$70 01/21/2023 1:22:21 pm (CST)
$60 01/20/2023 8:32:02 am (CST)
$50 01/20/2023 8:32:02 am (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 7:36:05 pm (CST)