Malachite on Cerussite

Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Ex. Jelani Daniel; Shields and Frances Flynn
Cabinet, 6.6 x 4.3 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 06/03/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/10/2023 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $222

Item Description

A beautiful small cabinet display specimen of this classic material from Tsumeb. Displaying great adamantine luster and translucence, this robust specimen of Cerussite exhibits textbook reticulated twinning and comes with a highly unusual accent of malachite balls upon its tips! This big Cerussite has a pronounced smoky hue through most of it and is a typical sixling twin for the species - representative, but with some edge wear, so it's not completely damage-free. But, this piece is not about the Cerussite itself as it has several dark emerald green spheres of Malachite measuring to 5 mm across, with a satiny luster, randomly distributed to create a very pleasing effect. This association is not at all common for Tsumeb. An attractive oddity! As a bonus, there is another mineral on the piece - a druse of light green micros, that could be Mottramite or Duftite, or something more rare like Fornacite (?). Valued at $1,250. From the collection of Jelani Daniel, and originally in the collection of Shields and Frances Flynn.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$222 06/07/2023 12:17:15 pm (CDT)
$220 06/07/2023 12:17:14 pm (CDT)
$210 06/07/2023 12:17:11 pm (CDT)
$200 06/07/2023 12:17:11 pm (CDT)
$190 06/07/2023 12:17:07 pm (CDT)
$180 06/07/2023 12:17:07 pm (CDT)
$170 06/06/2023 11:12:13 pm (CDT)
$160 06/06/2023 11:12:13 pm (CDT)
$130 06/05/2023 8:00:32 pm (CDT)
$120 06/05/2023 8:00:31 pm (CDT)
$110 06/05/2023 11:45:10 am (CDT)
$100 06/05/2023 11:45:10 am (CDT)
$60 06/05/2023 4:43:35 am (CDT)
$50 06/05/2023 4:43:35 am (CDT)
$10 06/04/2023 8:56:29 pm (CDT)