Vanadinite on Manganite & Pyrolusite (RARE Arizona!) - ex Weaver

Daggs Mine, Apache Leap, Superior, Pioneer Mining Dist., Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
Cabinet, 11.3 x 7.3 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $169
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Mineral specimens of ANY type are EXTREMELY RARE from this extinct underground Pb-Fe-V-Mo-Mn mine or group of claims. MINDAT lists seven species for the locality, with NO examples in the Photo Gallery. Lustrous, translucent orange-brown, textbook hexagonal vanadinite prisms, to 4 mm, are richly peppered on the large hefty smooth undulating sculptural banded manganite ore matrix. There are sprays of bright metallic pyrolusite prisms covering most of the bottom of the piece, as an additonal rare bonus. We showed this piece to our resident PhD mineralogist, Tom Campbell, who confirmed the species. Ex Gary Weaver Collection. A UNIQUE, RARE and showy vanadinite and manganite combination from this obscure locale. A MUST for the species or Arizona collector!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $169 10/14/2021 6:29:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $159 10/14/2021 5:26:44 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $149 10/14/2021 5:26:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $149 10/14/2021 5:26:19 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $139 10/14/2021 4:12:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $129 10/14/2021 4:12:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $79 10/09/2021 11:51:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $69 10/09/2021 11:51:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 10/09/2021 2:31:53 pm (CDT)
DMT $10 10/09/2021 11:33:23 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.