Native Arsenic

Quiruvilca Mine, Santiago de Chuco Prov., La Libertad Dept., Peru
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 9.4 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 02/25/2021 4:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2021 6:40:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $221
Winning Bidder: andrew_rocks

Item Description

An attractive rolling plate of botryoidal native arsenic with a big bubbly growth atop. From a large but highly unusual find of pure arsenic in this historic mine, found in summer of 2013. Although we have seen many specimens from this mine, including fine orpiment, I had not previously seen pure native arsenic. Moreover, this is of the quality to rival the old German specimens of native arsenic, which have traditionally sold for far higher prices and yet they actually look identical. A rich, good representative specimen, valued $1000-1500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
andrew_rocks $221 03/04/2021 6:34:21 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $211 03/04/2021 6:34:21 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $201 03/04/2021 6:26:59 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $191 03/04/2021 6:26:59 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $181 03/04/2021 6:26:45 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $171 03/04/2021 6:26:45 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $161 03/04/2021 6:24:54 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $151 03/04/2021 6:24:54 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $134 03/04/2021 6:23:26 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $124 03/04/2021 6:23:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $120 03/04/2021 6:23:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $110 03/04/2021 11:50:42 am (CST)
Private Bidder $100 03/04/2021 10:02:57 am (CST)
Private Bidder $90 03/03/2021 8:30:40 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $80 03/02/2021 5:38:14 pm (CST)
duncangb $77 03/02/2021 5:38:14 pm (CST)
duncangb $70 02/27/2021 7:18:45 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $60 02/26/2021 10:39:46 am (CST)
Private Bidder $50 02/26/2021 12:44:21 am (CST)
Private Bidder $45 02/26/2021 12:44:21 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 02/25/2021 5:48:30 pm (CST)