Large Copper w/ Cuprite (unusual locality)

Zlate Hory, Jesenik District, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
16.9 x 6.7 x 6.5 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $161

Item Description

Mineral specimens are fairly uncommon from this old gold-polymetallic mining district, East of Prague. Bubbly botryoidal copper with a cuprite coating forms a dramatic and sculptural large specimen from the Dr. Barratt Phillips Collection. The district is known for producing copper specimens from both the active mining period and from secondary post-mining copper precipitation. This piece appears to be post-mining, due to the rounded copper form. Regardless, this is an uncommon, impressive and artistic large copper from the locale with multiple display views. It resembles a dragon with a large head in some views. Unusual location, and a big piece! Valued $750-1000

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gariveda $161 06/13/2019 6:23:24 pm (CDT)
snrjon $141 06/13/2019 6:00:47 pm (CDT)
keith $121 06/12/2019 10:11:33 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $110 06/12/2019 7:47:10 pm (CDT)
rocko $100 06/12/2019 7:47:10 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $87 06/11/2019 7:05:22 am (CDT)
tmr $77 06/11/2019 7:05:22 am (CDT)
medicinewheel $62 06/11/2019 2:07:55 am (CDT)
tmr $10 06/10/2019 12:31:42 pm (CDT)