Galena (ex Kay Robertson Collection)

Müsen, Hilchenbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
2.6 x 1.7 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 06/25/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/02/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $20

Item Description

Sharp, well-formed, attractive cuboctahedral Galena crystals measuring up to 1.2 cm free of matrix. Ex Kay Robertson Collection with a label from Willy Hirsch from Munich (#190). The piece does not seem to have a clear locality. It mentions Galena "Bleiglanz" with cuboctahedral form (Wurfel Oktaeder can be seen on the label), but the remaining words are a mystery. Thanks to Armin Sorg for providing us with his estimate that the piece is from Müsen, Hilchenbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
karose1 $20 07/02/2020 6:34:17 pm (CDT)
saxony $15 06/27/2020 11:31:39 am (CDT)
shakyj01 $10 11/15/2017 4:26:34 am (CST)