Malachite ps. Azurite

Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
6.1 x 4.1 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 10/15/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/22/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $295
Winning Bidder: tubman

Item Description

Malachite pseudomorphs after Azurite are Tsumeb classics, and this excellent small cabinet sized specimen upholds the tradition and proves why. The main Malachite crystal and two subordinate ones are very sharp in their fidelity of replacement of the original Azurite, and the surface shows an amazing iridescence in multiple radiating Malachite patterns that is striking - and unique to Tsumeb. This surface texture of the two-dimensional Malachite sprays is almost unique to Tsumeb. The major crystal is 3.5 cm tall, and the overall aesthetics and quality are top notch. It is complete all around and the best shade of green, not too dark nor too lightly colored. The other two crystals at 4.5 and 3 cm are similar in character. The photos are good; however, it is even better in person. This great Tsumeb pseudomorph almost surely dates from the old mining on the first or second oxidation zones, and was certainly recovered before the 1960s. A. L. McGuinness label. Valued $2500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tubman $295 10/22/2020 6:37:35 pm (CDT)
clarkdamer $285 10/22/2020 6:37:35 pm (CDT)
clarkdamer $279 10/22/2020 6:33:44 pm (CDT)
tubman $269 10/22/2020 6:33:44 pm (CDT)
tubman $230 10/22/2020 6:28:51 pm (CDT)
odilar63 $220 10/22/2020 6:28:51 pm (CDT)
tubman $205 10/22/2020 12:59:25 pm (CDT)
jacrow $195 10/22/2020 12:59:25 pm (CDT)
jacrow $174 10/20/2020 8:27:53 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $164 10/20/2020 8:27:53 pm (CDT)
jacrow $60 10/19/2020 7:52:47 pm (CDT)
insrocks $50 10/19/2020 7:52:47 pm (CDT)
insrocks $35 10/18/2020 6:29:13 pm (CDT)
hsudude22 $30 10/18/2020 6:29:13 pm (CDT)
insrocks $10 10/16/2020 6:41:56 pm (CDT)