Rhodochrosite (good color) on Quartz (classic material) (ex Geary Murdock Collection)

Sunnyside Mine, Bonita Peak, Gladstone, Eureka District, San Juan County, Colorado
5.3 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $38

Item Description

The Sunnyside Mine produced some very well known Rhodochrosite specimens in its history, along with some attractive association pieces. This specimen features sharp, well-formed, attractive rhombohedra of notably RED colored Rhodochrosite which are associated with Quartz on matrix. The largest Rhodo crystal measures 7 mm, but the most imporant aspect is the RED color of the rhombs, as the vast majority of Sunnyside Rhodos are a shade of pink, and red crystals are very hard to find. Beautiful, classic material and is a true staple of any good Colorado collection. From the worldwide collection of noted Idaho collector Geary Murdock. Among other accomplishments, Geary was responsible for discovering some of the finest gem grade deep blue Aquamarine crystals in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho - which remain arguably the finest Aquamarines from any North American locality. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/36634006/geary-jack-murdock

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
algen $38 12/26/2018 5:19:30 am (CST)
tubman $30 12/25/2018 8:01:18 am (CST)
algen $25 12/25/2018 7:24:48 am (CST)
tubman $22 12/25/2018 7:24:48 am (CST)
algen $10 12/21/2018 4:39:36 am (CST)