Mimetite (classic material)

Guatomo Mine (''Hat Yai'' Mimetite Locality), Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata Dist., Yala Prov., Thailand
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 4.3 x 1.2 cm
Start Time: 12/14/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/21/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $343

Item Description

These short-lived Mimetite found their way to the market in the late 1990s. They were only mined for a brief time, and they made a big splash on the market as dealers and collectors agreed that they were some of the most striking examples of the species outside of Tsumeb to come out in many years. Their strong color, razor-sharp crystals with brilliant luster are impactful and impressive. Some of the crystals from this locality (which was referred to as "Hat Mai" for years), are even GEMMY, which is rare for the species in general outside of micro crystals. This particular specimen features many dozens of fine quality, very sharp, well-formed, highly lustrous, gemmy, saturated golden color hexagonal prismatic crystals measuring up to 5 mm on minor Quartz matrix. Virtually every crystal is in excellent condition and look beautiful up close. The smallest crystals are VERY GEMMY, and we've done our best to illustrate this in the close-up photos. I love the high luster on some of these crystals and they are certainly fine quality Mimetites regardless of size, and seldom seen on the market these days. I recently picked up a handful of these old specimens from a dealer's stash, and I'm putting them in the auctions to give people a chance to pick them up if you missed out on them when they first came out.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$343 12/20/2023 2:21:10 am (CST)
$333 12/20/2023 2:21:10 am (CST)
$263 12/16/2023 8:03:52 pm (CST)
$253 12/16/2023 6:59:23 pm (CST)
$250 12/16/2023 6:59:23 pm (CST)
$160 12/16/2023 6:37:38 pm (CST)
$150 12/16/2023 6:37:38 pm (CST)
$64 12/16/2023 4:37:01 pm (CST)
$54 12/16/2023 4:37:01 pm (CST)
$49 12/16/2023 4:36:44 pm (CST)
$44 12/16/2023 4:36:44 pm (CST)
$25 12/15/2023 2:28:45 pm (CST)
$20 12/15/2023 2:28:45 pm (CST)
$15 12/15/2023 2:05:18 pm (CST)
$10 12/15/2023 7:34:31 am (CST)