Spinel-twinned Copper (New Find)

Rocklands Mine, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
4.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Start Time: 07/30/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 08/06/2020 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $221

Item Description

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An outstanding, very sculptural, tapered, floater sharply crystallized copper with a fine patina from a NEW FIND at this active open pit copper mine. All four sides of the artistic 360-degree piece have a striking backbone of spinel-twins, that are flanked by more hoppered spinel-twins with the flaired or skeletal edges. There is one rounded tetrahexahedral crystal on an edge and there are more crystals with the same form scattered about. This exceptional cutie resembles classic crystallized coppers from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, Arizona or Kazakhstan! Most specimens from the 2017 find had an arborescent shape, so these new pieces are dramatically different and exciting.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
rock licker $221 08/06/2020 6:54:32 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $211 08/06/2020 6:45:26 pm (CDT)
rock licker $201 08/06/2020 6:44:05 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $191 08/06/2020 6:39:52 pm (CDT)
rock licker $182 08/06/2020 6:39:52 pm (CDT)
rock licker $181 08/06/2020 6:38:15 pm (CDT)
jhoffm10 $171 08/06/2020 6:34:27 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $161 08/06/2020 6:30:42 pm (CDT)
gxF5UST5kw $153 08/06/2020 6:30:41 pm (CDT)
gxF5UST5kw $151 08/06/2020 6:30:31 pm (CDT)
Phib1993 $141 08/06/2020 6:29:41 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $138 08/06/2020 6:29:41 pm (CDT)
Phib1993 $128 08/06/2020 6:29:34 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $118 08/06/2020 6:29:34 pm (CDT)
Phib1993 $108 08/06/2020 6:29:27 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $98 08/06/2020 6:29:27 pm (CDT)
Phib1993 $88 08/06/2020 6:21:41 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $78 08/06/2020 4:30:56 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $68 08/06/2020 4:30:31 pm (CDT)
tblackwood1 $61 08/06/2020 4:30:31 pm (CDT)
rkrocks $51 08/06/2020 2:24:43 pm (CDT)
keith $46 08/06/2020 2:24:43 pm (CDT)
keith $45 08/03/2020 5:02:14 am (CDT)
Gwindelking $40 08/02/2020 7:27:14 pm (CDT)
tmr $37 08/02/2020 7:27:13 pm (CDT)
tmr $25 08/01/2020 8:05:44 pm (CDT)
MystikMade $20 08/01/2020 8:05:44 pm (CDT)
tmr $10 08/01/2020 1:28:10 am (CDT)