Nickelskutterudite (formerly Chloanthite) pseudomorph after Native Silver

Bad Schlema, Aue-Bad Schlema, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 3.7 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $111

Item Description

A wonderful specimen of what was labeled a Chloanthite pseudomorphing after Native Silver from the historic Schlema-Hartenstein District in the Ore Mountains of Saxony. Technically, "Chloanthite" is no longer a valid specimen, is now regarded as an arsenic-deficient variety of Nickelskutterudite or simply as a synonym for Nickelskutterudite. This piece features attractive "herringbone"-style formations of what were originally Native Silver, but have now been replaced by Nickelskutterudite. A bit of the matrix has been etched away to better expose the pseudomorphs. The best crystals are fairly small, and best seen with magnification, and we've photographed the piece with a Canon MP-E 65 mm macro lens to better illustrate the quality. A nice specimen of this classic material from Germany.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$111 03/23/2023 6:38:19 pm (CDT)
$101 03/21/2023 11:17:04 pm (CDT)
$100 03/21/2023 11:17:03 pm (CDT)
$90 * 03/20/2023 10:28:02 am (CDT)
$80 03/20/2023 10:28:01 am (CDT)
$70 * 03/18/2023 7:36:00 am (CDT)
$70 * 03/18/2023 7:36:00 am (CDT)
$60 03/18/2023 2:54:42 am (CDT)
$50 03/18/2023 2:54:42 am (CDT)
$38 03/18/2023 1:55:21 am (CDT)
$33 03/18/2023 1:55:21 am (CDT)
$10 03/17/2023 11:20:47 pm (CDT)
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