large Magnesite matrix cluster (classic locale) ex Lemanski Coll.

Pedra Preta pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
Large Cabinet, 22.0 x 9.6 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $325
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Glassy, lustrous, colorless, transparent to translucent, blocky to tabular magnesite rhombs, to 4.3 cm on the diagonal, are richly and aesthetically clustered on the impressive and sculptural large solid matrix of smaller magnesite rhombs from the famous Pedra Preta pit at Brumado. Magnesite was the primary ore at Serra das Eguas and so , as you can imagine, large specimens are rare. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1996. This is an uncommon, dramatic large solidly crystallized magnesite from the well-known locale. See the 1978 Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 9, No. 3. Mass is 1932 grams or 4.3 pounds. This is a significant specimen and it is hard to convey by photo so please see the video. Valued $2000-2500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $325 05/06/2021 5:48:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $315 05/06/2021 5:48:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $315 05/06/2021 5:48:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $305 05/06/2021 5:48:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $295 05/06/2021 5:48:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $285 05/06/2021 5:01:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 05/06/2021 5:01:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 05/06/2021 5:01:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 05/06/2021 5:01:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $239 05/06/2021 5:00:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $229 05/06/2021 5:00:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $219 05/06/2021 3:47:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $209 05/06/2021 2:48:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $206 05/06/2021 2:48:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $199 05/06/2021 12:25:26 pm (CDT)
demacedo $189 05/06/2021 12:25:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $179 05/06/2021 5:53:41 am (CDT)
duncangb $169 05/06/2021 5:53:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $166 05/06/2021 5:53:29 am (CDT)
duncangb $131 05/03/2021 8:27:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 05/03/2021 8:27:21 pm (CDT)
duncangb $100 05/03/2021 10:42:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/03/2021 10:42:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $71 05/03/2021 7:46:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $61 05/03/2021 7:46:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:08:32 pm (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.