Hausmannite ps. After Manganite ex Obodda

Ilfeld, Nordhausen, Harz, Thuringia, Germany
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $409
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Rare, old-time thumbnail pseudomorph from the famous Ilfeld area. Lustrous and grey-black, the Hausmannite has pseudomorphed a remarkably balanced and well-presented jackstraw cluster of sharp Manganite crystals. To say that this is uncommon, excellent, and classic material from this locality would be an understatement. These old pieces came out in about 1865-1890 (per the excellent 2010 Ilfeld article in The Mineralogical Record). Pseudomorphs (replacements) such as this are extremely uncommon. This is from teh famous historic German and thumbnail suites of the Herb Obodda collection, valued $1250

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $409 03/04/2021 6:18:19 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $399 03/04/2021 6:18:18 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $388 03/04/2021 6:17:50 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $378 03/04/2021 6:17:50 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $334 03/04/2021 6:17:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $324 03/04/2021 6:17:16 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $288 03/04/2021 6:07:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $278 03/04/2021 6:07:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $270 03/04/2021 12:32:06 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $260 03/04/2021 12:32:06 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $194 03/04/2021 11:33:51 am (CST)
Private Bidder $184 02/28/2021 11:57:03 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $130 02/28/2021 9:12:12 am (CST)
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Private Bidder $87 02/26/2021 12:32:48 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $77 02/26/2021 12:32:48 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $15 02/26/2021 3:35:02 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/26/2021 1:21:34 am (CST)