Large Pyrite - old classic locale (Chet Lemanski Coll.)

Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co., Hunan, China
Cabinet, 13.0 x 10.8 x 7.3 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:55:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $950
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Mirror-bright, striated, brass-yellow pyrite cubes are very aesthetically clustered on this sculptural, large mounded specimen from the famous Shangbao Mine - famous for fluorite but ACTUALLY famous first in the 1990s for its pyrite (a little known fact anymore). These are really rare today and among the sharpest in the world, but mistaken as Peruvian material in some cases. The impressive large cube is 5.6 x 4.6 x 4.5 cm. This is a VERY LARGE pyrite cube for the locale. Complete all-around, with only trivial edge wear to the cubes. The basal periphery wear is concentrated out-of-sight on the back of this very showy high quality piece. Chinese pyrites of this quality are rare and Shangbao pyrites could hold their own with good Peruvian examples. See the 2012 Mineralogical Record China-IV Special Issue, Vol. 43, No.5. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1999. A superb large pyrite from China and the Shangbao Mine. It is stunning from this locality! Valued higher than comparable Peruvian material....at least $2500-3500 as a guide

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $950 09/23/2021 6:46:13 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $925 09/23/2021 6:46:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $900 09/23/2021 6:43:06 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $875 09/23/2021 6:43:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $850 09/23/2021 6:41:19 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $825 09/23/2021 6:41:19 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $800 09/23/2021 6:37:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $775 09/23/2021 6:37:17 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $750 09/23/2021 6:37:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $700 09/23/2021 6:34:21 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $675 09/23/2021 6:31:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $658 09/23/2021 6:31:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $650 09/23/2021 6:31:28 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $625 09/23/2021 6:31:28 pm (CDT)
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