Rhodochrosite and Fluorite with Tetrahedrite and Quartz

Riva's Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma Mining District, Park Co., Colorado, USA
6.8 x 5.6 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 05/14/2020 7:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/28/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $5,050

Item Description

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This is a small cabinet specimen of the classic and highly desired combination of sharp rhodochrosite rhombohedrons, purple fluorite, tetrahedrite, and small, slender quartz crystals - a classic 1990's Sweet Home Mine combo! Riva's Pocket is one of a very few with such a mix of purple and red, the two species side by side, and a specimen like this is considered very rare. The dominant, purple-blue fluorite crystal measures 1.8 cm across, with stepped growth along the edges and crystal faces. It features a darker core, with paler edges. The largest rhombohedral rhodo crystal measures 1.4 cm on edge, and various metallic tetrahedrite crystals are dusted with chalcopyrite. As an added bonus, several apatite crystals dot are scattered amongst the piece in the faintest green hue. An aesthetic small cabinet example that displays beautifully, and is hard to find today. 

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
fusioncrust $5,050 05/28/2020 6:24:16 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $5,000 05/28/2020 6:24:16 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $3,351 05/28/2020 6:24:07 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $3,301 05/28/2020 6:24:06 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $3,251 05/28/2020 6:23:48 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $3,201 05/28/2020 6:23:47 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $3,051 05/28/2020 6:13:02 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $3,001 05/28/2020 6:04:14 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $3,000 05/28/2020 6:04:14 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $2,900 05/28/2020 6:03:55 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $2,850 05/28/2020 6:03:54 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $2,800 05/28/2020 6:03:43 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $2,750 05/28/2020 6:03:42 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $2,700 05/28/2020 6:03:31 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $2,650 05/28/2020 6:03:30 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $2,550 05/28/2020 6:02:31 pm (CDT)
CrystalCreations $2,500 05/28/2020 6:02:30 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $2,450 05/28/2020 6:02:08 pm (CDT)
CrystalCreations $2,400 05/28/2020 6:02:07 pm (CDT)
ohpapa $2,272 05/28/2020 5:43:44 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $2,222 05/28/2020 5:43:44 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $1,953 05/28/2020 2:48:45 pm (CDT)
jlk $1,903 05/28/2020 2:48:44 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $1,805 05/28/2020 2:13:10 pm (CDT)
neufal $1,755 05/28/2020 2:13:10 pm (CDT)
neufal $1,605 05/28/2020 1:58:39 pm (CDT)
jlk $1,555 05/28/2020 1:58:09 pm (CDT)
neufal $1,550 05/28/2020 1:58:09 pm (CDT)
jlk $1,500 05/27/2020 9:09:49 pm (CDT)
smotero92 $1,450 05/24/2020 7:44:05 pm (CDT)
crystallize $1,400 05/24/2020 7:43:39 pm (CDT)
smotero92 $1,365 05/24/2020 7:43:38 pm (CDT)
crystallize $1,315 05/23/2020 10:17:23 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $1,265 05/23/2020 10:17:22 pm (CDT)
crystallize $1,215 05/23/2020 6:50:44 pm (CDT)
rhodesian $1,165 05/23/2020 1:33:38 am (CDT)
raul vancouver $1,115 05/23/2020 1:33:00 am (CDT)
rhodesian $1,112 05/23/2020 1:32:59 am (CDT)
raul vancouver $1,062 05/23/2020 1:32:45 am (CDT)
rhodesian $1,012 05/23/2020 1:32:44 am (CDT)
raul vancouver $925 05/22/2020 11:49:32 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $900 05/22/2020 11:49:31 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $835 05/22/2020 10:02:52 pm (CDT)
neufal $810 05/22/2020 10:02:52 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $750 05/22/2020 10:01:52 pm (CDT)
neufal $725 05/22/2020 10:01:51 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $700 05/22/2020 10:01:40 pm (CDT)
neufal $675 05/22/2020 10:01:39 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $525 05/22/2020 7:21:19 pm (CDT)
neufal $500 05/22/2020 7:21:18 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $215 05/22/2020 7:15:42 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $205 05/22/2020 7:15:41 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $165 05/22/2020 7:15:13 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $155 05/22/2020 7:15:12 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $125 05/22/2020 7:14:57 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $115 05/22/2020 7:14:56 pm (CDT)
raul vancouver $15 05/22/2020 5:53:58 pm (CDT)
Taibot $10 05/22/2020 5:26:51 pm (CDT)