Libethenite (RARE large size - 1975 find)

Mindola Pit, Nkana Mine, Kitwe, Copperbelt Prov., Zambia
Ex. Lemke
Thumbnail, 2.2 x 1.6 x 1.2 cm
Start Time: 11/17/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/26/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $110
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Item Description

VERY RARE large size and shape on this outstanding thumbnail libethenite crystal from the 1975 find at this large underground and open pit Cu-Co mine. The sculptural doubly terminated, lustrous, mostly black with green highlights crystal has a striking saddle shape enhanced with stepped-growth faces. Crystals over 1.5 cm are exceedingly rare. The 1975 find produced the world's finest examples of this uncommon Cu-phosphate, with several different crystal habits found. See the 1978 Mineralogical Record article in Vol. 9, No. 6. Ex Lemke Collection. An exceptional large crystal from the find with outstanding form.

Bidding History

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$110 11/21/2022 2:49:17 am (CST)
$100 11/21/2022 2:49:17 am (CST)
$95 11/21/2022 2:49:08 am (CST)
$85 11/21/2022 2:49:08 am (CST)
$65 11/21/2022 2:48:01 am (CST)
$55 11/21/2022 2:48:00 am (CST)
$40 11/21/2022 1:33:41 am (CST)
$35 11/21/2022 1:33:41 am (CST)
$20 11/19/2022 5:22:04 pm (CST)
$15 11/19/2022 5:22:04 pm (CST)
$10 11/19/2022 10:11:35 am (CST)