Klebelsbergite on Stibnite (rare) (ex Kay Robertson Collection)

Baia Sprie Mine (Felsobanya Mine), Baia Sprie, Maramureș, Romania
3.4 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/24/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $43
Winning Bidder: nmz

Item Description

A beautiful specimen of the famous old Klebelsbergites from the Baia Sprie Mine (Felsobnya Mine) in Romania (formerly Hungary). The type locality for Klebelsbergite is actually listed as Baia Sprie. This piece features pale yellow colored coatings of Klebelsbergite sitting on silvery, prismatic, lustrous crystals of Stibnite on gemmy grey to colorless Calcite matrix. We have photographed the piece with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to better illustrate the quality. A fantastic and hard to find example of this old material from this world-famous locality. Ex Kay Robertson Collection (#8205). Kay was a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics. She nearly lived 100 years from April 1920 - March 2020. See the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record ( https://www.mineralogicalrecord.com/pdfs/Kay%20Robertson%20Collection.pdf ), and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
nmz $43 09/20/2020 10:09:21 pm (CDT)
aurochX $38 09/20/2020 10:09:12 pm (CDT)
nmz $35 09/20/2020 10:09:12 pm (CDT)
aurochX $30 09/20/2020 10:09:04 pm (CDT)
nmz $25 09/20/2020 10:09:04 pm (CDT)
aurochX $20 09/20/2020 10:08:57 pm (CDT)
nmz $15 09/20/2020 10:08:57 pm (CDT)
aurochX $10 09/19/2020 11:23:16 am (CDT)