Legrandite with Smithsonite

Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 4.3 x 4.0 x 2.9 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $631
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Legrandite is one of the 'holy grails' of Mexican minerals, and this excellent miniature from the famous Mina Ojuela fits right in to that catagory. The Legrandites, orange-yellow in color, have superb luster and fine form, with some of the terminations being so gemmy that they glow with just the right light. The largest crystal is 2.1 cm long, and all sit nicely on the limonite matrix, which provides a good contrast in color and form. In combination, there are numerous, modified rice grains of Smithsonite in the lower portion of the pocket, and bright white balls of something else (calcite?) perched on one of the Legrandites. The aesthetics, quality, and rarity of pieces like this make it a true prize, and even more desirable now than when they first came out in 1978. Stunning luster and color!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $631 09/30/2021 6:14:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $606 09/30/2021 6:14:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $600 09/30/2021 6:14:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 09/30/2021 4:00:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 09/30/2021 4:00:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $494 09/30/2021 3:31:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $484 09/30/2021 3:31:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $474 09/30/2021 3:29:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $464 09/30/2021 3:29:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $454 09/30/2021 10:43:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $444 09/30/2021 10:43:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 09/30/2021 10:43:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 09/30/2021 10:43:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $315 09/29/2021 4:38:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $305 09/29/2021 4:38:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $295 09/29/2021 2:08:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $285 09/29/2021 2:08:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 09/29/2021 2:08:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $265 09/29/2021 2:08:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $255 09/29/2021 2:08:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $245 09/29/2021 2:08:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $235 09/29/2021 8:40:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $225 09/25/2021 2:09:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $223 09/25/2021 2:09:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $187 09/24/2021 9:48:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $177 09/24/2021 9:48:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 09/24/2021 2:43:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 09/24/2021 2:43:39 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $109 09/24/2021 2:04:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 09/24/2021 2:04:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 1:51:41 am (CDT)