Newberyite (rare) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Skipton Caves, Mt. Widderin, Skipton, Corangamite Shire, Victoria, Australia (Type Locality)
Thumbnail, 2.3 x 2.1 x 0.9 cm
Start Time: 01/08/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/15/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $130
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Newberyite is a rare hydrated magnesium phosphate, found first in the Skipton Caves in Victoria, Australia, which just happens to be where this piece is from. This specimen features an aggregate of good sized, sharp, well-formed, lustrous, pastel reddish-brown colored, pseudohexagonal (they're actually orthorhombic) platy crystals, free of matrix. A fine specimen of this rare material, and it would be a very worthwhile pickup for anybody who collects phosphates, rare minerals, thumbnails or species from Australia. From the collection of Shields Flynn with another label stating it was part of the collection of Marty Zinn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $130 01/14/2022 10:55:17 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $120 01/14/2022 10:55:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $120 01/14/2022 10:55:12 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $110 01/14/2022 10:55:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $100 01/14/2022 10:55:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $90 01/14/2022 10:55:04 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $80 01/14/2022 10:55:04 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $70 01/14/2022 10:00:05 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $60 01/13/2022 6:31:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $51 01/13/2022 6:31:02 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $50 01/13/2022 6:30:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $45 01/13/2022 6:30:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $40 01/13/2022 6:30:53 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $35 01/13/2022 6:30:53 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $30 01/13/2022 3:18:25 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $25 01/13/2022 5:31:57 am (CST)
Private Bidder $20 01/12/2022 3:24:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $15 01/11/2022 5:45:33 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 01/11/2022 12:21:26 am (CST)
* 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.