Rhodochrosite and Quartz

Hedgehog Pocket, Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Park Co., Colorado, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $5,501
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

In the 80's and 90's, the great Sweet Home Mine produced what are considered the best Rhodochrosites ever, and one of the well-known and uniquely styled pockets from there was called the Hedgehog Pocket. Rich in Rhodos and Quartz, this large plate personifies the pocket. The nicely-colored, well-formed rhombs of Rhodochrosite reach up to 1 cm on edge, and the are in nestled in a forest of sharply-formed Quartz crystals. Interestingly, there are two fluorescent unknowns. One on the front that glows a bright blue-white, and one on the reverse side (you can see a hint of it) that is an intense burnt orange. With the mine having closed in the mid-90's, and the quality of the pieces such as this so dramatic, good Sweet Homes are notoriously hard to get, and with good reason. Modern values on pieces like this easily surpass $10,000 and more, and they only turn up as old collections are recycled.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $5,501 09/30/2021 6:54:34 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $5,485 09/30/2021 6:54:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,435 09/30/2021 6:51:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,385 09/30/2021 6:51:06 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,285 09/30/2021 6:47:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,235 09/30/2021 6:47:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,151 09/30/2021 6:46:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,101 09/30/2021 6:46:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,100 09/30/2021 6:42:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $5,050 09/30/2021 6:42:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,900 09/30/2021 6:38:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,850 09/30/2021 6:38:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,800 09/30/2021 6:33:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,750 09/30/2021 6:33:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,700 09/30/2021 6:28:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,650 09/30/2021 6:28:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,550 09/30/2021 6:24:43 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $4,500 09/30/2021 6:24:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,350 09/30/2021 6:22:55 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $4,300 09/30/2021 6:22:55 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,195 09/30/2021 6:21:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $4,145 09/30/2021 6:21:30 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,850 09/30/2021 6:21:24 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $3,800 09/30/2021 6:21:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,504 09/30/2021 5:23:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,454 09/30/2021 5:23:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,401 09/30/2021 5:02:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,351 09/30/2021 5:02:11 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,101 09/30/2021 3:30:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,051 09/30/2021 3:30:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $3,001 09/27/2021 3:40:45 am (CDT)
malackey $3,000 09/27/2021 3:40:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,827 09/26/2021 1:30:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,777 09/26/2021 1:30:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,550 09/25/2021 12:42:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,500 09/25/2021 12:42:03 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,300 09/24/2021 11:54:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $2,250 09/24/2021 11:54:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,551 09/24/2021 11:52:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,501 09/24/2021 11:52:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,450 09/24/2021 11:52:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,400 09/24/2021 11:52:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,350 09/24/2021 11:52:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,300 09/24/2021 11:52:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,250 09/24/2021 11:52:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,200 09/24/2021 11:52:35 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,150 09/24/2021 11:52:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,100 09/24/2021 11:52:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,050 09/24/2021 11:52:24 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,000 09/24/2021 11:52:24 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $913 09/24/2021 4:43:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $888 09/24/2021 4:43:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $810 09/24/2021 4:07:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $785 09/24/2021 4:07:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $755 09/24/2021 4:06:48 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $730 09/24/2021 4:06:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $727 09/24/2021 4:06:34 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $702 09/24/2021 4:06:23 am (CDT)
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Private Bidder $545 09/24/2021 4:05:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $520 09/24/2021 4:05:29 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $454 09/24/2021 4:05:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $444 09/24/2021 4:05:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $375 09/24/2021 4:05:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $365 09/24/2021 4:05:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $355 09/24/2021 4:04:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $345 09/24/2021 4:04:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $335 09/24/2021 4:04:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $325 09/24/2021 4:04:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $315 09/24/2021 2:41:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $305 09/24/2021 2:41:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 09/24/2021 2:03:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 09/24/2021 2:03:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 12:12:44 am (CDT)