Smithsonite (copper-bearing)

79 Mine, Hayden area, Banner District, Dripping Spring Mts, Gila County, Arizona
9.7 x 6.2 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 01/03/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/10/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $249

Item Description

Attractive, rich green, semi-velvety, radial groups of Smithsonite on matrix, creating an eye-catching overall specimen. It's a wonderful color due to the copper content, as opposed to many of the less desirable darker and "dingy" green Smithsonites from this locality. If you're an Arizona collector, or a Smithsonite collector, don't pass this one up, as it is a worthwhile Smithsonite for what it is. Excellent condition on the front and back of the piece, and the only damage is on a couple periphery edges where it was removed from the pocket wall. Mined in the 1990s. Valued at $1,100 retail in the inventory.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
tubman $249 01/10/2019 1:53:47 pm (CST)