Halite on Trona (NEW FIND!)

Owens Lake, Olancha, Owens Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
Cabinet, 10.1 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $200
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

There are not too many places in the world where fine crystallized specimens of Trona can be found. A good friend of ours found some really attractive pieces recently (the end of 2021) at Owens Lake in California. Trona is an uncommon evaporative carbonate species (the name is actually a Swedish term, but was derived from the Arabic world "natrum" meaning native salt). Some of the best known examples ever found are those from Owens Lake. This cabinet specimen features sharp, well-formed, gemmy, colorless, cubes of Halite measuring up to 8 mm on edge which are beautifully scattered over underlying sharp, lustrous, well-formed crystals of muted golden colored Trona matrix. No major damage so attractive up close! PLEASE NOTE: Trona and Halite are soluble in water, so do not expose this piece to moisture, and if you live in a humid environment, try to keep this closed off from moisture in a sealed bag/box.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder * $200 05/19/2022 6:42:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 05/19/2022 6:42:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 05/19/2022 6:41:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 05/19/2022 6:41:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 05/19/2022 6:40:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 05/19/2022 6:34:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $150 05/19/2022 6:34:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $150 05/19/2022 6:34:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 05/19/2022 6:34:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 05/19/2022 6:34:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/19/2022 6:21:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/19/2022 6:17:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/19/2022 4:13:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 05/19/2022 4:13:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/19/2022 4:13:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/19/2022 4:13:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/19/2022 3:44:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/17/2022 11:28:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $50 05/17/2022 11:28:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $50 05/17/2022 11:28:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/17/2022 6:17:12 am (CDT)
Laly $40 05/17/2022 6:17:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/17/2022 6:17:04 am (CDT)
Laly $30 05/17/2022 6:17:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/17/2022 6:16:55 am (CDT)
Laly $20 05/17/2022 6:16:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/17/2022 3:17:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/16/2022 4:12:23 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.