Spinel-twinned Copper (New Find)

Chengmenshan Mine, Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China
Cabinet, 10.5 x 9.7 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 09/09/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/16/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $418
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Beautifully sculptural arborescent crystallized copper from a New Find at this super large Cu-Mo-Au deposit. The flattened sturdy piece is composed of artistic "limbs" of spinel-twinned crystals. Tiny euhedral to subhedral tetrahexahedral crystals are attached to some of the spinel-twins, adding character. The crystals have a beautiful variable patina and iridescence and some areas have red Cuprite coatings, green Malachite coatings or embedded matrix, adding even more color and contrast. Both sides look great on this very aesthetic large specimen. Copper of this style compares favorably with classics from Michigan, Bisbee, Namibia or Kazakhstan. An exceptional example from the find, one of the very best we received. Valued at $1500-2000.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $418 09/16/2021 6:36:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $408 09/16/2021 6:36:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $398 09/16/2021 6:36:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $388 09/16/2021 6:36:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $361 09/16/2021 6:32:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $351 09/16/2021 6:32:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $335 09/16/2021 6:29:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $325 09/16/2021 6:29:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $315 09/16/2021 10:58:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $305 09/16/2021 10:58:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $285 09/16/2021 10:58:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 09/16/2021 10:58:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 09/16/2021 10:06:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 09/16/2021 10:06:27 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $185 09/15/2021 9:36:52 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 09/10/2021 10:44:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $168 09/10/2021 10:44:57 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 09/10/2021 10:44:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 09/10/2021 10:44:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/10/2021 10:44:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/10/2021 10:44:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/10/2021 10:44:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/10/2021 10:44:23 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/09/2021 11:14:55 pm (CDT)