Pyromorphite (rare classic locale)

Black Star open cut, Mount Isa Mines, Queensland, Australia
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.7 x 2.6 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: $50
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

This fine locality piece from the Mt. Isa mines in Australia is dominated by straw-yellow, moderately lustrous Pyromorphite crystals up to nearly 1 cm. The hexagonal crystals are well-formed, and they all have in interesting texturing to the faces and terminations. From the less well-known Black Star Open Cut, there are an expected few missing terminations near the periphery, but the miniature is showy and aesthetic, and it remains a highly representative example of the species from this uncommon locality. In fact, Black Star specimens are hard to find, if you can find them at all, especially in this quality. 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

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $50 06/14/2021 12:16:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $41 06/12/2021 4:22:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 06/12/2021 4:22:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 06/12/2021 4:22:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $31 06/12/2021 4:22:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $26 06/11/2021 8:51:09 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $21 06/11/2021 8:51:08 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/10/2021 8:22:31 pm (CDT)