Pyromorphite

Black Star open cut, Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 8.5 x 7.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $275

Item Description

Pyromorphite from Mount Isa is rarely seen available on the market and this is a very good small cabinet piece from the Hefendehl collection. Hundreds of bright olive-green, stubby, hexagonal Pyromorphite crystals are liberally scattered on the display face of the gossan matrix. The glistening, translucent crystals are from 1.5 to 4 mm in size and they are randomly oriented which scatters any incident light. This piece originates from the Black Star orebody and open cut of the same name from mining in an oxidized zone in the 1950s and 1960s. Rarely do these pieces make it outside of Australia! (note, the attached plastic base was old glue, and was removed after shooting). Probably an older specimen from the 1970s or prior.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$275 01/26/2023 3:29:35 pm (CST)
$265 01/26/2023 11:22:19 am (CST)
$255 01/26/2023 11:22:11 am (CST)
$245 01/26/2023 11:22:11 am (CST)
$235 01/26/2023 11:22:07 am (CST)
$225 01/26/2023 11:22:07 am (CST)
$215 01/26/2023 8:05:00 am (CST)
$205 01/22/2023 12:39:11 pm (CST)
$195 01/22/2023 12:39:05 pm (CST)
$189 01/22/2023 12:39:05 pm (CST)
$179 01/22/2023 4:07:05 am (CST)
$169 01/22/2023 12:39:13 am (CST)
$165 01/22/2023 12:39:13 am (CST)
$159 01/22/2023 12:39:08 am (CST)
$149 01/22/2023 12:39:08 am (CST)
$139 01/22/2023 12:39:03 am (CST)
$129 01/22/2023 12:39:03 am (CST)
$119 01/22/2023 12:38:59 am (CST)
$109 01/22/2023 12:38:59 am (CST)
$99 01/22/2023 12:38:54 am (CST)
$89 01/22/2023 12:38:54 am (CST)
$79 01/21/2023 1:18:27 pm (CST)
$69 01/21/2023 1:18:26 pm (CST)
$15 01/20/2023 4:31:04 am (CST)
$10 01/20/2023 3:00:01 am (CST)