Goethite (very good quality)

Dreamtime Mine, Crystal Peak area, Teller County, Colorado
6.3 x 4.7 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $61

Item Description

This is a fine specimen from one of the most storied and well known districts in Colorado. The pegmatites near the Lake George area of Colorado have produced what most collectors and dealers consider to be the finest Amazonite specimens from the standpoint of superb color, top quality, wonderful display specimens and excellent associations. This particular specimen has no Amazonite, but it is a wonderful display piece featuring sharp, lustrous, golden-black to almost silvery metallic "blades" and "sprays" of Goethite forming a beautiful crystallized group. The largest crystal measures up to 1.2 cm. For the size, quality and aesthetics, this piece is a very nice 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).

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gedeco $61 01/02/2019 2:08:20 pm (CST)
stormnorm1@msn.com $56 01/02/2019 2:08:20 pm (CST)
gedeco $33 01/01/2019 6:50:37 pm (CST)
stormnorm1@msn.com $10 12/28/2018 3:34:57 pm (CST)