Neptunite on Natrolite

California State Gem Mine, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
Miniature, 3.7 x 2.9 x 1.1 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $375
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Sublime choice miniature specimen from the famous California State Gem Mine, known for its Neptunites as well as its Benitoites. This superb, small miniature is dominated by a sharp, lustrous, and textbook 1.9 cm Neptunite crystal that rises above the white Natrolite and country rock. The luster and form are excellent, and there is even some of the rust-colored fire in the Neptunites that you sometimes see with just the right light. There are also over a half-dozen smaller and lustrous Neptunites scattered on the white Natrolite. The balance and aesthetics of this miniature are first-rate. Now that the deposit is literally strip-mined and gone, no more specimens of this caliber can come from the ground as they did, sporadically, over many years. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder * $375 05/19/2022 6:09:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $370 05/19/2022 6:09:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $360 05/19/2022 6:09:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 05/19/2022 6:09:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $325 05/19/2022 5:44:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $325 05/19/2022 5:44:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $280 05/19/2022 5:43:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 05/19/2022 5:43:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 05/19/2022 5:11:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 05/19/2022 5:11:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $205 05/19/2022 4:02:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $195 05/19/2022 4:02:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $165 05/19/2022 12:33:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 05/18/2022 2:45:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 05/18/2022 2:45:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 05/18/2022 2:45:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 05/18/2022 2:45:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/18/2022 2:45:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/18/2022 2:45:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/17/2022 6:46:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/17/2022 6:46:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/17/2022 6:40:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/17/2022 3:36:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/17/2022 11:25:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/17/2022 9:24:08 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/16/2022 2:21:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/16/2022 11:46:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/16/2022 3:15:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/14/2022 5:16:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/14/2022 12:01:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/14/2022 10:58:22 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/14/2022 2:05:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 3:27:16 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.