Orpiment on Galena (excellent specimen)

Palomo Mine, Castrovirreyna Province, Huancavelica, Peru
11.3 x 5.2 x 5.1 cm
Start Time: 06/25/2020 8:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 07/02/2020 7:50:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $825

Item Description

I can say without fear of contradiction that this is the best specimen of this particular material that I've ever seen. This robust cabinet sized display piece features multiple, large, sharp, well-formed, silvery-grey colored cuboctahedral crystals of Galena measuring up to 4.0 cm across which are dotted by beautiful burnt-orange colored spherical groups of Orpiment sitting atop Quartz and host rock matrix. The piece is in superb condition, as all of the main crystals are undamaged, and the only roughness is around the periphery where it was removed from the pocket wall. I've never seen a specimen of this size, with such large, fine Galena crystals and a beautiful coverage of Orpiment like this from the Palomo Mine. VERY few of these were found, and to have a piece of this size and quality is outstanding. I can only think of two places in the world where Orpiment is found on Galena like this, Peru and Romania, and I've only seen a handful of those specimens from either locality. Priced at $2,000 in our inventory. A must have for any fan of sulfides or minerals of Peru.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
karose1 $825 07/02/2020 7:42:56 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $800 07/02/2020 7:35:16 pm (CDT)
awpell52 $775 07/02/2020 7:32:50 pm (CDT)
karose1 $753 07/02/2020 7:32:48 pm (CDT)
karose1 $750 07/02/2020 7:27:45 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $725 07/02/2020 7:24:15 pm (CDT)
awpell52 $700 07/02/2020 7:19:20 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $675 07/02/2020 7:19:16 pm (CDT)
karose1 $652 07/02/2020 7:19:14 pm (CDT)
karose1 $650 07/02/2020 7:13:46 pm (CDT)
awpell52 $625 07/02/2020 7:07:15 pm (CDT)
karose1 $601 07/02/2020 7:07:12 pm (CDT)
karose1 $600 07/02/2020 7:04:51 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $575 07/02/2020 7:02:56 pm (CDT)
awpell52 $550 07/02/2020 6:59:56 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $526 07/02/2020 6:59:56 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $525 07/02/2020 6:53:12 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $500 07/02/2020 6:46:20 pm (CDT)
karose1 $484 07/02/2020 6:44:01 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $475 07/02/2020 6:44:01 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $470 07/02/2020 6:43:33 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $460 07/02/2020 6:43:32 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $450 07/02/2020 6:43:22 pm (CDT)
essebi1987 $440 07/02/2020 6:39:10 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $435 07/02/2020 6:39:09 pm (CDT)
essebi1987 $425 07/02/2020 5:30:07 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $415 07/02/2020 5:30:07 pm (CDT)
t8c2u $410 07/02/2020 5:26:23 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $400 07/02/2020 5:26:23 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $326 07/02/2020 4:30:12 pm (CDT)
gabarmen $316 07/02/2020 4:30:11 pm (CDT)
gabarmen $310 07/02/2020 12:29:54 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $300 07/02/2020 12:29:54 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $282 07/02/2020 12:29:34 pm (CDT)
gabarmen $272 07/02/2020 12:29:33 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $220 07/01/2020 8:36:12 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $210 07/01/2020 8:36:12 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $181 07/01/2020 5:25:45 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $171 07/01/2020 5:25:45 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $160 06/29/2020 2:14:57 pm (CDT)
phosphophyllite $150 06/29/2020 2:14:48 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $145 06/29/2020 2:14:47 pm (CDT)
phosphophyllite $135 06/26/2020 9:40:15 pm (CDT)
castun $125 06/26/2020 9:40:14 pm (CDT)
phosphophyllite $110 06/26/2020 9:40:02 pm (CDT)
castun $100 06/26/2020 9:40:01 pm (CDT)
phosphophyllite $10 06/26/2020 9:39:19 pm (CDT)