Sunnyside Mine, Bonita Peak, Gladstone, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
Ex. Gary Weaver; Tresa Kosnar
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 05/11/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/18/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $208

Item Description

This is not your typical Rhodochrosite from the Sunnyside Mine. Most of the time you'll see well-formed, distinct rhombohedrons of Rhodochrosite from this locality, but this piece looks more like something from South Africa or even Peru. Upon close inspection, you can see the tiny crystals on this piece are notably "curved" rhombs (resembling Dolomite more than Rhodochrosite), tightly intergrown to create a most unusual, yet distinctive and eye-catching overall specimen. The piece has a small amount of matrix on the back with the number TK248 glued on. This number is from the collection of Tresa Kosnar, who grew up not too far from the Sunnyside Mine, and built a very nice suite of minerals from the San Juan Mountains over the years. From the collection of Gary Weaver of Prescott, Arizona (1944-2019). Gary was an electrical engineer who worked for many years for Hughes Aircraft in California. After retiring to Prescott, Arizona in the early 2000s, Gary rekindled his childhood love of minerals, amassing a collection of roughly 2000 specimens focusing on localities in which he and his wife had lived or visited (Mexico, Peru and the western / southwestern United States). You can read Gary's obituary here https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/apr/27/obituary-gary-richard-weaver/

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$208 05/18/2023 3:45:01 pm (CDT)
$198 05/18/2023 3:45:01 pm (CDT)
$167 05/18/2023 3:44:30 pm (CDT)
$157 05/18/2023 3:44:29 pm (CDT)
$147 05/18/2023 3:14:02 am (CDT)
$137 05/18/2023 3:14:02 am (CDT)
$127 05/18/2023 3:13:57 am (CDT)
$117 05/18/2023 3:13:57 am (CDT)
$107 05/18/2023 3:13:49 am (CDT)
$97 05/18/2023 3:13:49 am (CDT)
$87 05/17/2023 7:01:44 pm (CDT)
$77 05/17/2023 7:01:44 pm (CDT)
$51 05/16/2023 7:34:22 am (CDT)
$46 05/16/2023 7:34:22 am (CDT)
$41 05/13/2023 2:49:20 am (CDT)
$36 05/13/2023 2:49:20 am (CDT)
$20 05/12/2023 5:06:29 pm (CDT)
$15 05/12/2023 2:01:40 pm (CDT)
$10 05/12/2023 11:59:39 am (CDT)