Native Iron (Type Locality) - rare terrestrial element (David Burgess Coll.)

Uivfaq, Disko Island, Qaasuitsup, Greenland, Denmark
5.2 x 4.5 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:40:50 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $250

Item Description

Extremely rare native iron is found in igneous rocks, even though it forms the majority of the Earth's core. This old-time specimen is from the Type Locality, remote Disko Island, Greenland and is a nodule of bright, metallic, rust-brown native iron with oxidized lighter brown areas. The native iron formed as nodules in basalt. This specimen probably dates to the late 1800s, but no proof. Ex David Burgess Collection. 53 grams mass. This is an amazing old-time example for the material, complete and not sliced for analysis and study as so many were.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tmr $250 01/03/2019 6:35:50 pm (CST)
msha $238 01/03/2019 6:32:55 pm (CST)
tmr $228 01/03/2019 6:28:23 pm (CST)
msha $218 01/03/2019 6:26:18 pm (CST)
tmr $208 01/03/2019 6:26:18 pm (CST)
msha $197 01/03/2019 6:25:50 pm (CST)
tmr $185 01/01/2019 7:45:44 pm (CST)
titanone $175 01/01/2019 7:45:13 pm (CST)
tmr $167 01/01/2019 7:45:13 pm (CST)
titanone $143 01/01/2019 6:18:00 pm (CST)
tmr $118 12/30/2018 1:23:32 pm (CST)
tubman $108 12/29/2018 1:07:47 am (CST)
tmr $104 12/29/2018 1:07:47 am (CST)
tubman $88 12/29/2018 12:37:15 am (CST)
tmr $78 12/26/2018 1:54:49 am (CST)
tubman $58 12/25/2018 5:53:40 pm (CST)
argo $53 12/25/2018 5:53:40 pm (CST)
tubman $32 12/25/2018 7:08:30 am (CST)
tmr $21 12/23/2018 10:52:09 pm (CST)
jar7709 $10 12/22/2018 11:57:03 pm (CST)