Shattuckite (2014 find)

Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove District, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
5.4 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $112

Item Description

Intergrown nubby botryoids of pretty cornflower-blue shattuckite form a very sculptural small cabinet from the limited 2014 find at this less well-known extinct open pit copper mine, worked occasionally for specimens. The striking pinwheel is 1.9 cm across. Beautiful shimmering chatoyancy highlights the fantastic two-color rich cornflower-blue radial growth of the acicular crystals on the broken botryoids on the periphery of this striking specimen. The bottom shows, that this is a solid crust of shattuckite, a rare Cu-silicate. The aesthetic form of this piece is remarkable and is certainly one of the finer examples in the small lot we recently received. Valued at $750 by the former dealer and worth it.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
eoadave $112 06/13/2019 6:13:00 pm (CDT)
munich123 $102 06/13/2019 4:55:23 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $102 06/13/2019 4:55:23 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $91 06/13/2019 9:29:32 am (CDT)
munich123 $81 06/13/2019 9:29:32 am (CDT)
medicinewheel $69 06/13/2019 9:28:57 am (CDT)
munich123 $64 06/13/2019 9:28:57 am (CDT)
medicinewheel $38 06/11/2019 2:00:58 am (CDT)
tmr $21 06/10/2019 7:53:11 pm (CDT)
keith $16 06/10/2019 7:53:11 pm (CDT)
tmr $10 06/10/2019 12:23:25 pm (CDT)