Pyromorphite

Les Farges Mine, Ussel, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 06/10/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $319
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

The famous Les Farges Mine, active from 1975 to 1981, is one of the world's greatest Pyromorphite localities, known for the tremendous diversity among the Pyromorphite crystals. This small cabinet is a prime example of the color diversity here in one place: The olive-brown, hexagonal crystals have superb luster and form, and the terminations have an off-white coating. Not only are preferential coatings such as these interesting in and of themselves, but they are one of Les Farges' signature looks. The crystals range up to 9 mm, and they are in excellent condition. This is a superb, highly aesthetic specimen, and with Les Farges closing in 1981, I don’t need to tell you how hard it is to get good Les Farges pieces these days. Even better in person. This was recently deaccessed from the extensive collection of Bob Reynolds, who cherished both minerals and fossils as he collected. Bob is a prolific author and has had several curating positions in museums.

Bidding History

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Private Bidder $319 06/15/2021 3:28:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $309 06/15/2021 3:28:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $299 06/12/2021 11:38:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $289 06/12/2021 11:38:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $279 06/12/2021 11:37:09 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $259 06/12/2021 11:37:05 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $239 06/12/2021 11:37:01 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $219 06/12/2021 11:36:57 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $199 06/12/2021 11:36:53 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $99 06/11/2021 2:38:35 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $21 06/11/2021 12:30:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $16 06/11/2021 12:30:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/11/2021 8:52:07 am (CDT)