Malachite (stalactite) (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)

Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
Small Cabinet, 7.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $249
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A high quality, sculptural Malachite stalactite specimen from a one of the famous copper mines at Kolwezi. The beautiful rich green Malachite has scintillating sparkling luster on the surface. This beautiful piece has striking sculptural quality and is complete on the front, though contacted on the back where it was removed from the pocket wall. These wonderful specimens are some of the most iconinc and desirable examples of Malachite from any locality for their impressive size and beautiful form. Valued in the inventory at $950. Ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection. Along with amassing one of the finest private mineral collections in the world, Steve is a renowned mathematician. His accomplishments include being awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 along with being the awarded the Wolf Prize in mathematics in 2007. You can read Steve's bio on the Mineralogical Record website ( https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/smalestephen/ ) or on Wikipedia.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $249 09/30/2021 10:12:40 am (CDT)