Quartz on Malachite and Manganoan Calcite (RARE & rare locale) Sherburn Coll.

Luambo, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Cabinet, 10.2 x 9.4 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $281
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

VERY RARE and colorful large combination from a most obscure copper mining area in DR Congo. The sculptural rolling vug is filled with very pretty, translucent, pastel-pink manganoan calcite microcrystals. Scintillating drusy quartz covers much of the calcite. Green malachite blebs and malachite included in the calcite and quartz are a striking contrast and accessory. The calcite with quartz and malachite covers over half of the back, as a bonus. The one abandoned open pit copper mine in the area listed by MINDAT - the Kalabi MIne, lists Malachite, but there are NO photos in the locality Photo Gallery. The MINDAT mineral list for the mine DOES NOT list Manganoan Calcite or Quartz. Ex Tim Sherburn Collection and acquired at the Denver Show in 2017. Very fine and RARE combination material from the locale.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $281 06/23/2022 6:29:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $271 06/23/2022 6:29:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $261 06/23/2022 6:26:48 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $251 06/23/2022 6:23:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $245 06/23/2022 6:23:02 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $241 06/23/2022 6:22:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $231 06/23/2022 6:22:53 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 06/23/2022 6:01:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 06/23/2022 6:01:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 06/23/2022 5:11:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 06/23/2022 5:11:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $173 06/23/2022 1:56:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $163 06/23/2022 11:53:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $153 06/23/2022 11:53:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $153 06/23/2022 11:53:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $128 06/21/2022 3:18:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $118 06/21/2022 3:18:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 06/18/2022 3:04:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $89 06/18/2022 3:04:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 06/18/2022 12:56:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 06/18/2022 12:56:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 06/18/2022 12:55:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 06/18/2022 12:55:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 06/18/2022 12:54:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 06/18/2022 12:54:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/18/2022 11:44:09 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.