Rhodochrosite (competition level thumbnail)

Uchucchacua Mine, Oyon Province, Lima, Peru
2.2 x 1.7 x 1.8 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: $978

Item Description

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Rhodochrosite from Peru is often overshadowed by more productive localities, such as Sweet Home Mine in Colorado and N'Chawning in South Africa, however, Peruvian rhodochrosite actually represent some of the best valued specimens of the species available today when they are at their best! This rich thumbnail specimen features two gemmy rhodochrosite crystals, the largest crystal measuring 1.8cm. Both crystals are nicely saturated and are arranged aesthetically on a small amount of contrasting matrix to make for a great thumbnail example. A gorgeous piece, and one of the finest thumbnails of a Peruvian rhodochrosite you could ask for. For any thumbnail collection, consider this fact: mostly, the smaller pieces from Sweet Home and NChwaning all look kinda the same so it is hard to differentiate owning a great one from an average example - but this one unique specimen, it has a style and an aesthetic that make it really stand out as a thumbnail of the species! ex Keith Williams. Valued $1000-1500

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
123ckr $978 05/28/2020 5:16:04 pm (CDT)
bbrowning435 $953 05/28/2020 5:16:03 pm (CDT)
123ckr $753 05/28/2020 5:08:41 pm (CDT)
bbrowning435 $728 05/28/2020 5:08:41 pm (CDT)
bbrowning435 $385 05/28/2020 4:54:40 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $375 05/28/2020 4:54:40 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $366 05/28/2020 7:58:46 am (CDT)
jlk $356 05/28/2020 7:58:08 am (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $350 05/28/2020 7:58:07 am (CDT)
jlk $335 05/28/2020 6:41:14 am (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $325 05/27/2020 9:13:34 pm (CDT)
jlk $323 05/27/2020 9:13:34 pm (CDT)
jlk $310 05/27/2020 9:13:04 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $300 05/27/2020 9:13:03 pm (CDT)
jlk $260 05/27/2020 9:04:23 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $250 05/27/2020 9:04:23 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $207 05/27/2020 4:31:56 pm (CDT)
oldrock $197 05/27/2020 4:31:55 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $165 05/25/2020 6:10:10 pm (CDT)
fbco $155 05/25/2020 6:10:09 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $145 05/25/2020 6:09:51 pm (CDT)
fbco $135 05/25/2020 6:09:50 pm (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $115 05/24/2020 10:03:19 am (CDT)
Lebeau $105 05/24/2020 10:03:18 am (CDT)
Seagypsy535 $95 05/23/2020 7:57:29 am (CDT)
powderhound007 $85 05/22/2020 9:05:18 pm (CDT)
fbco $80 05/22/2020 9:05:18 pm (CDT)
fbco $75 05/22/2020 8:35:40 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $65 05/22/2020 8:35:39 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $60 05/22/2020 7:52:48 pm (CDT)
Taibot $50 05/22/2020 7:52:47 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $40 05/22/2020 7:17:36 pm (CDT)
yeppers $35 05/22/2020 7:17:36 pm (CDT)
yeppers $10 05/22/2020 6:06:23 pm (CDT)