Marcasite stalactite (RARE - old) ex Jimmie DuFoe Coll.

Bautsch Mine, Galena, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois
8.4 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 07/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $282

Item Description

A fantastic, UNIQUE, curved marcasite stalactite with a hook from this obscure old Illinois lead-zinc mine. Mineral specimens of any type are rare from the Bautsch Mine. The sparkly nubby brassy patina really adds pizzazz to this rarity. The Galena District furnished most of the lead for the American Civil War 1861-1865. The heyday was prior to 1900, but some mines operated intermittently into the 1940 or 50s. Ex Boise Murphy and Jimmie DuFoe Collections. Valued by the former dealer at $1000 for rarity and striking form.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
eoadave $282 08/06/2020 6:38:55 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $275 08/06/2020 6:38:55 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $272 08/06/2020 6:34:08 pm (CDT)
eoadave $262 08/06/2020 6:34:08 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $252 08/06/2020 6:29:19 pm (CDT)
eoadave $242 08/06/2020 6:29:19 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $232 08/06/2020 6:23:52 pm (CDT)
eoadave $222 08/06/2020 6:23:52 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $211 08/06/2020 6:06:57 pm (CDT)
possum $201 08/06/2020 6:06:57 pm (CDT)
possum $200 08/06/2020 6:03:27 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $190 08/06/2020 6:03:27 pm (CDT)
forrestcarithers $167 08/06/2020 5:56:23 pm (CDT)
phillips6zls $157 08/06/2020 5:56:23 pm (CDT)
phillips6zls $153 08/06/2020 5:39:15 pm (CDT)
mlitt $143 08/06/2020 5:39:15 pm (CDT)
phillips6zls $103 08/06/2020 4:17:44 pm (CDT)
kushmeja $93 08/06/2020 4:17:44 pm (CDT)
phillips6zls $83 08/06/2020 12:18:21 pm (CDT)
kushmeja $73 08/06/2020 12:18:21 pm (CDT)
phillips6zls $63 08/04/2020 8:57:32 am (CDT)
tmr $53 08/04/2020 8:57:32 am (CDT)
tmr $45 08/01/2020 12:41:23 pm (CDT)
phillips6zls $40 08/01/2020 12:41:23 pm (CDT)
tmr $35 08/01/2020 1:24:25 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 08/01/2020 1:24:25 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 08/01/2020 12:32:51 am (CDT)