Greenockite-included Smithsonite (ex. DeLinde coll.)

Rush, Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
4.9 x 3.5 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 05/14/2020 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,126

Item Description

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This specimen features uncommonly bright, saturated yellow greenockite-included smithsonite crystals on a bed of tiny quartz crystals. Commonly known as 'turkey fat,' smithsonite specimens from this locality are typically replacements of dolomite, getting their yellow color from the greenockite inclusions. Greenockite is a rare cadmium bearing metal sulfide, so the yellow Arkansas smithsonites are often labeled smimply as "cadmian smithsonites" although the color is due to an actual mineral inclusion, not simply the element cadmium alone. The smithsonites, reaching several mm across each, have a bright luster, and light bounces along the waxy surface. Ex. Henry DeLinde collection. Henry was an avid collector of Arkansas minerals. In 1973, he became a founding member of the Coon Creek Association, along with Art Smith and Al Kidwell. In their 20 year history, they discovered 7 minerals new to Arkansas and 5 minerals new to the world. In 1987, Henry had “Delindeite”, a new species of mineral named in his honor. A superb miniature smithsonite, with intense color.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
possum $1,126 05/28/2020 6:24:45 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $1,076 05/28/2020 6:24:45 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $1,050 05/28/2020 5:59:18 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $1,000 05/28/2020 5:59:18 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $970 05/28/2020 5:57:12 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $945 05/28/2020 5:57:11 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $805 05/28/2020 5:48:42 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $780 05/28/2020 5:48:42 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $550 05/27/2020 7:57:30 pm (CDT)
Beaver $525 05/27/2020 7:57:30 pm (CDT)
Beaver $470 05/27/2020 7:21:57 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $460 05/27/2020 7:20:51 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $460 05/27/2020 7:21:57 pm (CDT)
Beaver $455 05/27/2020 7:20:50 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $435 05/27/2020 7:20:37 pm (CDT)
Beaver $425 05/27/2020 7:20:36 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $385 05/27/2020 7:20:17 pm (CDT)
Beaver $375 05/27/2020 7:20:16 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $365 05/27/2020 7:20:08 pm (CDT)
Beaver $355 05/27/2020 7:20:07 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $345 05/27/2020 5:32:32 pm (CDT)
Beaver $335 05/27/2020 5:23:46 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $328 05/27/2020 5:23:45 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $325 05/27/2020 5:23:38 pm (CDT)
Beaver $315 05/27/2020 5:23:37 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $305 05/27/2020 5:23:08 pm (CDT)
Beaver $295 05/27/2020 5:23:07 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $285 05/27/2020 5:22:14 pm (CDT)
Beaver $275 05/27/2020 5:22:13 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $265 05/27/2020 5:22:01 pm (CDT)
Beaver $255 05/27/2020 5:22:01 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $245 05/27/2020 10:11:06 am (CDT)
jisup $235 05/27/2020 10:11:00 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $225 05/27/2020 10:11:00 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $225 05/27/2020 10:10:43 am (CDT)
jisup $220 05/27/2020 10:10:41 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $210 05/27/2020 10:10:22 am (CDT)
jisup $200 05/27/2020 10:10:20 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $170 05/27/2020 10:09:55 am (CDT)
jisup $160 05/27/2020 10:09:54 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $130 05/23/2020 2:54:54 pm (CDT)
richard ernst $120 05/23/2020 2:54:53 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $110 05/23/2020 11:00:09 am (CDT)
alliebeans7 $100 05/23/2020 11:00:08 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $90 05/23/2020 5:26:26 am (CDT)
alliebeans7 $80 05/23/2020 5:26:25 am (CDT)
fredbug83 $70 05/22/2020 11:44:06 pm (CDT)
alliebeans7 $60 05/22/2020 11:44:06 pm (CDT)
alliebeans7 $53 05/22/2020 9:55:46 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $48 05/22/2020 9:55:46 pm (CDT)
fredbug83 $15 05/22/2020 9:46:49 pm (CDT)
alliebeans7 $10 05/22/2020 7:39:39 pm (CDT)