Galena (classic material)

Sweetwater Mine, Ellington, Reynolds Co., Missouri, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.5 x 4.6 cm
Start Time: 01/25/2024 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/01/2024 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $70

Item Description

The Sweetwater Mine in Missouri is known for only a handful of species, including some of the most iconic crystals of Galena from any US locality. This piece is a showy and fine quality small cabinet sized group of sharp, lustrous, metallic, silvery-grey cuboctahedral crystals measuring up to 4.6 cm on edge, free of matrix. A couple of dark brown Sphalerite crystals can be seen on the edge of the piece, and the back of the specimen features massive Sphalerite with micro metallic golden Chalcopyrite. I don't see any major damage on the front/display side of the piece, and it actually sits quite nicely on its own without the aid of a base or clay. A lovely example of this most classic material from what is the most well-known mine in the Viburnum Trend.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$70 02/01/2024 6:01:42 pm (CST)
$60 02/01/2024 10:08:55 am (CST)
$50 01/30/2024 10:30:52 pm (CST)
$45 01/30/2024 10:30:52 pm (CST)
$10 01/27/2024 1:52:18 pm (CST)