Pyromorphite and Cerussite, with Malachite

Brown's Prospect, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 5.6 x 2.9 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: $280
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

Now here is a rare and interesting old Australian combination specimen. It has fine, and lustrous, yellow-green Pyromorhite crystals growing in spheroidal aggregates up to 1.5 cm across, and these are combined with tabular Cerussite. There are small sprays of electric-green Malachite to add a nice, colorful accent. Unfortunately, some of the Cerussites were a bit too exposed, and had some cleaving. There is also a hint of some small Cerussites with some twinning, a completely different expression of the lead content in the solution that formed this specimen. Though not glamorous, this is still a fascinating and good combination piece for the well-known Rum Jungle. These were found in 1975 and 1977, and are quite hard to find today on the market. Bob must have purchased shortly after, as it has a 1970s old label from The Collector in Fallbrook. 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 $280 06/15/2021 6:42:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 06/15/2021 6:42:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $270 06/14/2021 5:03:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 06/14/2021 5:03:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $235 06/14/2021 4:03:19 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $210 06/14/2021 3:17:11 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $150 06/14/2021 1:56:07 pm (CDT)
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Private Bidder $10 06/11/2021 8:52:37 am (CDT)