Goethite (fine crystals)

Goethite Hill, near Lake George, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Wendell Overcash
Small Cabinet, 5.3 x 4.8 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 06/03/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/10/2023 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $160

Item Description

This is a fine-quality small cabinet display specimen from one of the most storied and well-known districts in Colorado. The various pegmatites near the Crystal Peak / Lake George area of Colorado have produced some of the best-crystallized specimens of Goethite in the world. This piece is a wonderful specimen featuring sharp, lustrous, brown-black / golden, metallic-bladed "sprays" and blades of Goethite which play host to several almost "mushroom"-shaped aggregates sitting on top. For the size, quality and aesthetics, this is an excellent Goethite that would fit nicely into any collection. This might be a "black rock" but these Goethites are some of the finest crystallized examples of the species extant! It's important to emphasize that this is CRYSTALLIZED Goethite, not massive and amorphous material, and specimens like this are few and far between from Colorado, or anywhere else in the world. It should be noted that this mineral was named after the famous German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and the correct pronunciation of the species is GER-tite (with a hard "g" like gold). From the collection of Wendell Overcash.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$160 06/10/2023 6:29:33 pm (CDT)
$155 06/10/2023 6:29:33 pm (CDT)
$150 06/10/2023 6:27:30 pm (CDT)
$140 06/10/2023 6:26:42 pm (CDT)
$135 06/10/2023 6:26:42 pm (CDT)
$130 06/10/2023 6:24:28 pm (CDT)
$120 06/10/2023 6:20:03 pm (CDT)
$115 06/10/2023 6:20:03 pm (CDT)
$98 06/08/2023 11:28:51 pm (CDT)
$88 06/08/2023 4:21:37 pm (CDT)
$85 06/08/2023 4:21:37 pm (CDT)
$65 06/05/2023 9:58:16 pm (CDT)
$55 06/05/2023 9:58:16 pm (CDT)
$10 06/05/2023 3:41:52 pm (CDT)