Legrandite (rare classic material)

Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 2.3 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 11/25/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $287

Item Description

Legrandite is one of the great colorful rarities in the mineral world. I think most collectors would agree that it is certainly among the most desirable treasures as it satisfies the rare dual criteria of beauty and rarity. Chemically, Legrandite is a zinc arsenate species, but good specimens with eye-visible crystals have only been found from a handful of world localities. The Legrandite specimens from the classic Mapimi mine stand as one of the greatest mineral occurrences extant. This large thumbnail specimen hosts group of sharp, very lustrous, glowing yellow color, monoclinic "blades" of Legrandite on Limonite matrix. The largest crystal measures about 1.5 cm long. The color is very good for the species with an intense golden-yellow hue , and if you look closely, you can see some of the crystals are actually gemmy in areas! Most of the crystals are in good shape, though there is a contacted area where the crystals were connected with Limonite in the pocket, and subsequently broken. Good specimens of Legrandite are seldom seen on the market, and I don't have to tell you that fine specimens sell for huge money these days. Legrandite is really known from only a handful of localities in good quality specimens, but none of them are anywhere as significant as those from Mapimi, so don't miss out on this classic specimen from this world famous locality. Valued at $1,500.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$287 11/30/2023 6:19:44 pm (CST)
$277 11/30/2023 6:19:44 pm (CST)
$264 11/30/2023 4:27:10 pm (CST)
$254 11/30/2023 4:27:09 pm (CST)
$210 11/25/2023 7:41:28 pm (CST)
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$10 11/25/2023 6:53:08 pm (CST)