Smithsonite var. Cadmium rich (New/old Find)

Wei Nan, Yunnan Province, China
5.1 x 5.0 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: $98

Item Description

Banded bubbly satin lustre, variable cadmium-yellow smithsonite with a trace of green covers the partially hollow etched matrix core on this sculptural and excellent small cabinet from a circa 2005 find at this obscure locality in Yunnan Province (but only brought out to market the last 2 years in China). The yellow color is thought to be due to cadmiun content, as with yellow smithsonite from Tsumeb, Italy, and Mexico. These are VERY similar to Italian smithsonites, from the 1800s, that cost an arm and a leg! And, those are super rare on the market. This new find really sets a new standard and gives the rest of us a chance to acquire one in this style at a reasonable price point.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
griffinite $98 06/13/2019 4:27:41 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $71 06/12/2019 10:57:32 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $46 06/12/2019 10:56:59 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $41 06/12/2019 10:56:59 pm (CDT)
medicinewheel $15 06/11/2019 2:15:06 am (CDT)
stonecold $10 06/10/2019 12:42:58 pm (CDT)