Gemmy Sphalerite, Barite, Quartz & Galena (RARE combo) Lemanski Coll.

San Cristobal Mine, Yauli District, Yauli Province, Junín, Peru
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.3 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $181
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Beautiful, gemmy, multi-hued, glassy and lustrous, Sphalerite twins, to 1.4 cm, are dramatically set on the sculptural striking matrix plate of Barite blades coated with sparkly drusy Quartz. A few scattered, corroded, metallic-gray Galena crystals are a super accessory on this VERY RARE and excellent combination from this much less well-known silver and polymetallic mine in Peru. MINDAT lists Sphalerite, Baryte and Galena for the locality, but there are NO examples in the locality Photo Gallery. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1997. Imported by reputable South American specialist Skip Szenics, according to Chet's catalogue. A rare, perhaps UNIQUE and exceptionally showy combination from the locale.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $181 06/23/2022 6:24:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $171 06/23/2022 6:09:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $161 06/23/2022 6:09:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $141 06/23/2022 6:08:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 06/23/2022 6:08:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 06/23/2022 6:07:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $115 06/23/2022 6:07:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 06/23/2022 6:07:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 06/23/2022 6:07:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 06/23/2022 6:06:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 06/23/2022 6:02:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 06/23/2022 5:58:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 06/23/2022 5:58:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $63 06/23/2022 5:57:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $53 06/23/2022 5:57:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $42 06/23/2022 5:50:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $37 06/23/2022 5:44:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $32 06/21/2022 9:20:16 am (CDT)
TWR $31 06/21/2022 9:20:16 am (CDT)
TWR $27 06/20/2022 2:57:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $22 06/20/2022 2:56:53 pm (CDT)
TWR $21 06/20/2022 2:56:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/18/2022 2:49:19 pm (CDT)