Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Lima, Peru
Toenail, 3.4 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm
Start Time: 06/08/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/15/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $91

Item Description

The Uchuccchacua Mine in Peru has given collectors some iconic Rhodochrosite specimens over the years, typically showing scalenohedral / "dogtooth" habit crystals, similar to those from South Africa . This piece is from an older find and features many fine, sharp, lustrous, gemmy, intense reddish colored scalenohedral crystals measuring up to 3 mm on dark manganese oxide matrix. A small Quartz crystal on the side of the piece makes for a nice accent. The vast majority of the Rhodos are damage free, and they are best viewed under magnification. A very cool specimen, typically of the locality, and it would nice a great addition to any worldwide Rhodochrosite suite or a collection of South American / Peruvian minerals.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$91 06/13/2023 10:43:36 pm (CDT)
$81 06/13/2023 10:43:35 pm (CDT)
$71 06/13/2023 10:34:09 am (CDT)
$61 06/13/2023 10:34:09 am (CDT)
$51 06/12/2023 4:39:26 pm (CDT)
$46 06/12/2023 4:39:26 pm (CDT)
$25 06/12/2023 12:11:17 am (CDT)
$20 06/12/2023 12:11:17 am (CDT)
$15 06/10/2023 9:27:53 pm (CDT)
$10 06/09/2023 6:21:43 pm (CDT)