Heterogenite w/ Chrysocolla & Malachite

Star of the Congo Mine, Lubumbashi, Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo
6.6 x 5.1 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 11/01/2018 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 11/08/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $51

Item Description

Lustrous, black bubbly heterogenite botryoids cover much of the front and part of the back of the sculptural two-sided wedge on this rich specimen from the famous Star of the Congo Mine in Katanga. Heterogenite is an uncommon cobalt oxy-hydroxide, with some of the finest and richest examples coming from this well-known locale. Rich patches of glassy teal-blue chrysocolla accented with green malachite are a colorful and fine accent. Periphery wear is noted, but this remains a rich and highly representative example of this combination material from a recent find. Valued at $300 by the former dealer for high quality.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
stonecold $51 11/08/2018 6:23:11 pm (CST)
gxF5UST5kw $51 11/08/2018 6:23:11 pm (CST)
gxF5UST5kw $46 11/08/2018 5:58:21 pm (CST)
stonecold $41 11/08/2018 5:52:52 pm (CST)
fbarchitects528 $36 11/07/2018 11:18:40 pm (CST)
lunareclipse33 $10 11/06/2018 1:48:10 am (CST)