Minium (classic locale) Chet Lemanski Coll.

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
8.1 x 5.9 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 09/11/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/17/2020 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $531
Winning Bidder: cotter4

Item Description

Minium is an uncommon lead oxide. This striking very colorful, sculptural and hefty reddish-orange specimen is solid minium and is from the famed Broken Hill deposit. The impressive granular to brecciated specimen is pseudomorphs after cerussite and galena. You can see a few tiny glassy cerussite fragments on the piece. Minium formed during extensive mine fires in the late 1800s and early 1900s and is as such, a post-mining occurrence. It's status as a true mineral is in doubt. Regardless, this is an extremely rich and colorful solid specimen of the species from this renowned locale. See the classic and definitive 1982 coffee table book on the deposit "Minerals of Broken Hill". Mass is a hefty 428 grams or nearly a pound - this is a rich, rare, old specimen of this strange species! Valued $1000-ish. Ex Chester Lemanski Collection. We just acquired his large collection. Read about Chester at his mindat.org Home Page: https://www.mindat.org/user-461.html.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
cotter4 $531 09/17/2020 6:41:29 pm (CDT)
jabaco $510 09/17/2020 6:41:29 pm (CDT)
jabaco $506 09/17/2020 6:40:52 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $496 09/17/2020 6:40:52 pm (CDT)
jabaco $486 09/17/2020 6:40:30 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $476 09/17/2020 6:40:30 pm (CDT)
jabaco $466 09/17/2020 6:35:30 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $456 09/17/2020 6:35:30 pm (CDT)
jabaco $446 09/17/2020 6:34:44 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $436 09/17/2020 6:34:44 pm (CDT)
jabaco $426 09/17/2020 6:33:21 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $416 09/17/2020 6:33:21 pm (CDT)
jabaco $406 09/17/2020 6:32:55 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $396 09/17/2020 6:32:55 pm (CDT)
jabaco $362 09/17/2020 6:31:15 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $352 09/17/2020 6:31:15 pm (CDT)
jabaco $340 09/17/2020 6:30:47 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $330 09/17/2020 6:30:47 pm (CDT)
jabaco $320 09/17/2020 6:30:26 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $310 09/17/2020 6:30:26 pm (CDT)
jabaco $300 09/17/2020 6:29:48 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $290 09/17/2020 6:29:47 pm (CDT)
jabaco $280 09/17/2020 6:21:36 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $270 09/17/2020 6:19:41 pm (CDT)
jabaco $260 09/17/2020 6:19:26 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $259 09/17/2020 6:19:26 pm (CDT)
jabaco $249 09/17/2020 6:18:45 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $239 09/17/2020 6:18:44 pm (CDT)
jabaco $229 09/17/2020 6:18:21 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $219 09/17/2020 6:18:21 pm (CDT)
jabaco $209 09/17/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
cotter4 $199 09/17/2020 6:18:02 pm (CDT)
jabaco $189 09/17/2020 5:49:58 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $179 09/17/2020 5:49:58 pm (CDT)
vaclavz $87 09/17/2020 5:47:29 pm (CDT)
gurkan $77 09/17/2020 5:47:29 pm (CDT)
gurkan $69 09/17/2020 3:06:09 pm (CDT)
frank*gold $59 09/17/2020 11:05:25 am (CDT)
wilfred $50 09/17/2020 11:05:25 am (CDT)
frank*gold $45 09/17/2020 11:05:11 am (CDT)
wilfred $40 09/17/2020 11:05:11 am (CDT)
frank*gold $35 09/12/2020 4:48:37 pm (CDT)
miksag $30 09/12/2020 4:48:37 pm (CDT)
miksag $10 09/12/2020 2:37:03 am (CDT)