Mimetite - unusual locale (Currier Collection)

Velardena, Cuencame Mun., Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 4.5 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $210
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A really sparkly lead species mineral from a highly unusual and rare old Mexican locality: Dr. Peter Megaw corrected the label-denoted locality of La Esperanza Mine in Mapimi in Durango to Velardena, Durango, Mexico. ex. Rock Currier RHC 8057; ex. John Ydren; ex. Burton Jirgl #534; http://www.mindat.org/30C-M0L. This was part of Currier's systematic mimetite suite, that he loved. It is really 3-dimensional and interesting. So this goes way back to the mid 1900s and before! Jirgl was a major California dealer in the midcentury. Recently in the Matt McGill lead minerals collection

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $210 10/14/2021 6:14:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 10/14/2021 6:13:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 10/14/2021 6:13:49 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $105 10/14/2021 10:03:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $95 10/14/2021 10:03:51 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 10/10/2021 9:59:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $75 10/09/2021 2:35:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $69 10/09/2021 2:35:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/08/2021 6:45:43 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.