large Colemanite (Type Locality area) Chet Lemanski Coll.

Boraxo Mine (Thompson Mine), Furnace Creek Mining Dist., Inyo Co., California, USA
Large Cabinet, 16.8 x 8.8 x 8.2 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $379
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Three LARGE for the locale, sharp Colemanite crystals are aesthetically intergrown on this impressive large specimen from the Thompson Mine. The three glassy, translucent crystals appear to have two different crystal forms. The large 8.8 cm across at the base crystal on the left with the interesting stepped-growth faces appears to be a pseudo-octahedron. The inverted crystal in the middle with the hoppered face and small secondary Colemanites appears to be a pseudo-rhombohedron. The very sharp 7.7 cm crystal on the right is also a pseudo-rhombohedron. This well-known borate mine was discovered in 1915 and closed in 1977. It produced some of the finest California Colemanites. The Furnace Creek District is the Type Locality for Colemanite. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1984. This is an outstanding large Colemanite from this locale with very large crystals.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $379 04/08/2021 6:50:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $369 04/08/2021 6:49:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $367 04/08/2021 6:49:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $347 04/08/2021 6:48:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $337 04/08/2021 6:47:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $337 04/08/2021 6:47:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $327 04/08/2021 6:44:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $317 04/08/2021 6:44:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $307 04/08/2021 6:40:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 04/08/2021 6:40:29 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $287 04/08/2021 6:38:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $277 04/08/2021 6:33:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 04/08/2021 6:33:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $267 04/08/2021 6:31:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $257 04/08/2021 6:31:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $247 04/08/2021 6:29:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $237 04/08/2021 6:29:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $227 04/08/2021 6:29:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $217 04/08/2021 6:20:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $207 04/08/2021 6:15:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $205 04/08/2021 6:15:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $195 04/08/2021 6:14:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $185 04/08/2021 6:14:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 04/08/2021 6:13:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $165 04/08/2021 6:13:46 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 04/08/2021 6:11:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $145 04/08/2021 6:11:45 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 04/08/2021 4:19:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 04/08/2021 4:19:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 04/08/2021 1:53:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 04/07/2021 2:30:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $65 04/07/2021 12:35:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $55 04/07/2021 12:34:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $55 04/07/2021 12:34:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 04/03/2021 12:45:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 04/03/2021 12:45:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 04/03/2021 11:34:34 am (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.