Malachite stalactites

Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
Large Cabinet, 15.5 x 10.0 x 6.4 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $575
Winning Bidder: duncangb

Item Description

Fantastic sculptural form on this outstanding large botryoidal malachite from the famous copper mines of Kolwezi. All of the botryoids have scintillating rich green surfaces. The stunning tall, 14.1 cm, layered nubby stalactite dramatically dominates the piece with the sculptural field of bubbly botryoids being a superlative contrast and complement. The bubbly botryoids look like ropy green lava! BOTH the tip and broken base of the large stalactite have the tube, where the where the copper-rich precipitating fluids flowed. The base also reveals the striking radial growth of the stalactite. Essentially pristine. Valued at $2000-2500 for quality, amazing form and perfection. Not many this good have been available recently.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
duncangb $575 04/08/2021 6:23:39 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $550 04/08/2021 6:23:39 pm (CDT)
duncangb $445 04/08/2021 3:58:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $435 04/08/2021 3:58:42 pm (CDT)
duncangb $425 04/05/2021 12:38:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $415 04/05/2021 12:38:07 pm (CDT)
duncangb $370 04/05/2021 12:37:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 04/05/2021 12:37:44 pm (CDT)
duncangb $280 04/05/2021 12:34:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 04/05/2021 10:16:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $260 04/05/2021 10:16:29 am (CDT)
duncangb * $260 04/05/2021 10:16:29 am (CDT)
duncangb $250 04/05/2021 10:16:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $240 04/05/2021 10:16:17 am (CDT)
duncangb $230 04/05/2021 10:15:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 04/05/2021 10:15:55 am (CDT)
duncangb $210 04/05/2021 10:15:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 04/05/2021 10:15:04 am (CDT)
duncangb $167 04/03/2021 10:24:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $157 04/03/2021 12:13:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 04/03/2021 12:13:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 04/02/2021 10:09:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 04/02/2021 10:09:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 04/02/2021 7:40:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 04/02/2021 7:40:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 04/02/2021 7:18:28 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.