superb Smithsonite on Coronadite stalactite

Broken Hill Proprietary Mine, Yancowinna Co., New South Wales, Australia
Small Cabinet, 8.7 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm
Start Time: 06/10/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/17/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Current Bid: $311
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

A significant smithsonite specimen for this most important of all Aussie localities: a perfect and large, nearly 9 cm stalactite of Coronadite populated by hundreds of rice-grain Smithsonite crystals from the well-known Broken Hill Mine in Australia. The crystals are an attractive light grey (classic for the locality), translucent, and they have a very good luster. Habits for the Smithsonites range from the traditional, elongated habit for the rice grains to many being more rounded and botryoidal. This fine, highly-representative small cabinet specimen is instantly recognizable as being from Broken Hill. They came out in the 1960s or before, as I recall. Most specimens are half this size if that, or simply matte coverings on gossan and rock. This is a spectacular display example of the rare occurrence. This was recently deaccessed from the extensive collection of Bob Reynolds, who cherished both minerals and fossils as he collected. Bob is a prolific author and has had several curating positions in museums.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $311 06/12/2021 10:53:19 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $301 06/12/2021 10:53:19 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $239 06/12/2021 10:51:13 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $229 06/12/2021 10:51:12 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $211 06/12/2021 10:50:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $201 06/12/2021 10:50:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $169 06/12/2021 12:40:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $159 06/12/2021 12:40:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $149 06/12/2021 12:40:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $139 06/12/2021 12:40:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $129 06/12/2021 12:40:22 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $119 06/12/2021 12:40:22 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $109 06/11/2021 6:45:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $99 06/11/2021 6:45:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $66 06/11/2021 12:04:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $56 06/11/2021 12:04:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 06/11/2021 8:51:42 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $31 06/11/2021 8:51:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/10/2021 8:36:37 pm (CDT)