Shattuckite (2014 find)

Tantara Mine, Shinkolobwe, Kambove Dist., Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
5.1 x 2.9 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 01/09/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/16/2020 6:50:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $195

Item Description

Pretty cornflower-blue intergrown nubby botryoids of 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. 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 two-sided specimen. The bottom shows, that this is a solid crust of shattuckite, a rare Cu-silicate. The aesthetic form of this piece is fine and is an excellent example in the small lot we recently received. Valued at $350 by the former dealer and worth it.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gorski $195 01/16/2020 6:40:24 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $185 01/16/2020 6:40:24 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $183 01/16/2020 6:37:35 pm (CST)
gorski $173 01/16/2020 6:37:35 pm (CST)
gorski $161 01/16/2020 6:34:02 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $151 01/16/2020 6:30:52 pm (CST)
gorski $141 01/16/2020 6:25:53 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $135 01/16/2020 6:25:53 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $117 01/16/2020 6:04:02 pm (CST)
moondoggie $107 01/16/2020 5:52:58 pm (CST)
lawkivi $97 01/16/2020 5:51:58 pm (CST)
lawkivi $97 01/16/2020 5:52:58 pm (CST)
moondoggie $90 01/16/2020 5:51:57 pm (CST)
lawkivi $80 01/16/2020 5:48:11 pm (CST)
moondoggie $70 01/16/2020 5:48:10 pm (CST)
lawkivi $51 01/16/2020 2:30:58 pm (CST)
AndrewN $46 01/16/2020 8:25:57 am (CST)
Bonnaroo11 $43 01/16/2020 8:25:57 am (CST)
AndrewN $38 01/14/2020 6:24:31 pm (CST)
tmr $33 01/14/2020 6:24:31 pm (CST)
tmr $30 01/11/2020 7:49:44 pm (CST)
ddt $25 01/11/2020 7:49:43 pm (CST)
tmr $10 01/11/2020 7:22:08 pm (CST)