Unusual botryoidal Malachite

Kolwezi Mining District, Lualaba, DR Congo
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 5.4 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $190
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This impressive, well-placed, 4.5 cm mushroom-shaped malachite botryoid is dramatically highlighted by the bizarre pitted surface and shimmer of the botryoid under bright light. The mushroom is aesthetically set atop a sculptural earlier generation of sparkly banded bubbly botryoids. Attached blue chrysocolla and matrix at the base are typical accessories. A highly unusual and artistic style of malachite from the famous mostly extinct copper mines of Kolwezi. Not many this good have come out recently.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $190 04/08/2021 5:00:59 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $180 04/08/2021 5:00:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $180 04/08/2021 5:00:50 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $170 04/08/2021 5:00:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 04/08/2021 5:00:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 04/08/2021 5:00:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 04/08/2021 5:00:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 04/08/2021 5:00:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 04/08/2021 5:00:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 04/08/2021 5:00:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 04/08/2021 5:00:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 04/08/2021 4:21:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 04/08/2021 4:21:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 04/08/2021 2:26:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $31 04/08/2021 2:26:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $29 04/08/2021 4:15:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $24 04/04/2021 9:02:10 pm (CDT)
duncangb $19 04/04/2021 9:01:58 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 04/04/2021 9:01:58 pm (CDT)
duncangb $10 04/04/2021 8:32:53 am (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.