Rosasite

Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
6.2 x 4.1 x 3.7 cm
Start Time: 06/05/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/25/2019 6:30:14 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $345

Item Description

Relatively uncommon from Mina Ojuela, Rosasite is a zinc, copper carbonate. The teal-blue, velvety botryoids of Rosasite completely fill this vug in the gossan matrix. There are even some gemmy, flattened rhombs of probably Calcite intergrown with the Rosasite, showing bright flashes as you move the piece around. Several of the Rosasite balls reach over 1 cm across, and the overall aesthetics are outstanding. #1763 in Kay's collection, this was acquired by her in 1960, making it an old-timer for Ojuela, and a great one, at that. A 'giant oyster' in appearance, the lack of a pearl is more than made up for by the sheer quality of the Rosasite.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
dormrat $345 06/25/2019 6:25:14 pm (CDT)
clmeyer $335 06/25/2019 5:18:09 pm (CDT)
lotusman $325 06/25/2019 5:17:51 pm (CDT)
clmeyer $325 06/25/2019 5:17:51 pm (CDT)
lotusman $295 06/19/2019 2:42:37 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $285 06/18/2019 10:57:05 pm (CDT)
jspvks $265 06/15/2019 5:21:19 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $255 06/14/2019 5:29:26 am (CDT)
jspvks $235 06/10/2019 5:26:08 pm (CDT)
lotusman $225 06/10/2019 5:25:46 pm (CDT)
jspvks $220 06/10/2019 5:25:46 pm (CDT)
lotusman $185 06/10/2019 12:43:30 am (CDT)
jspvks $155 06/09/2019 9:17:55 pm (CDT)
smallrocks $145 06/09/2019 9:17:55 pm (CDT)
jspvks $120 06/09/2019 4:08:54 pm (CDT)
smallrocks $107 06/07/2019 11:32:21 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $92 06/07/2019 8:14:18 pm (CDT)
mineral $82 06/07/2019 8:14:18 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $71 06/07/2019 6:23:39 pm (CDT)
mineral $42 06/06/2019 9:43:04 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $37 06/06/2019 9:43:04 pm (CDT)
mineral $10 06/06/2019 6:59:07 pm (CDT)