Wulfenite and Mimetite (rare USA locale)

Toughnut Mine, Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
7.5 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 10/15/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/22/2020 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $545
Winning Bidder: ghetjw

Item Description

A rare, super-rich and showy two-sided combination piece from this well-known and historic Tombstone District mine in Arizona. A plethora of glassy, butterscotch-yellow Wulfenite crystals to 7 mm line both sides of the gossanous matrix and the crystals on both sides of this attractive and important piece are embellished with small, yellow Mimetite botryoids to 2 mm. Mimetite is rare from this classic Arizona locality. This must have been a significant find, as even the mine level is given as the 450' level which is the bottom of the Toughnut Mine (MINDAT). Choice, rich and desirable combination specimen from the Bruce Murphy Collection (a well known Bay Area collector specializing in Arizona minerals for many years). A must for the Arizona or Wulfenite collector. Arizona Minerals label, to help confirm the origin of this rare locality specimen that is also quite displayable! Valued $1000-1250. Ex Alex Neufeld Collection

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
ghetjw $545 10/22/2020 6:29:51 pm (CDT)
rockbottom $520 10/22/2020 6:29:51 pm (CDT)
ghetjw $466 10/22/2020 6:15:51 pm (CDT)
saveahorse $456 10/22/2020 6:15:51 pm (CDT)
ghetjw $421 10/22/2020 6:15:39 pm (CDT)
saveahorse $411 10/22/2020 6:15:39 pm (CDT)
ghetjw $370 10/22/2020 4:17:58 pm (CDT)
Germanrocks $360 10/22/2020 4:10:50 pm (CDT)
Germanrocks* $350 10/22/2020 4:10:10 pm (CDT)
ghetjw* $350 10/22/2020 4:10:10 pm (CDT)
ghetjw $303 10/22/2020 2:27:25 pm (CDT)
Argojack $293 10/22/2020 2:27:25 pm (CDT)
ghetjw $255 10/22/2020 2:26:36 pm (CDT)
Argojack $245 10/22/2020 2:26:36 pm (CDT)
ghetjw $135 10/22/2020 1:59:24 pm (CDT)
mikem10 $125 10/21/2020 1:24:28 pm (CDT)
rockbottom $120 10/21/2020 1:24:28 pm (CDT)
rockbottom $100 10/20/2020 9:15:46 am (CDT)
Starbuck $90 10/19/2020 4:16:22 am (CDT)
Page Arlt $80 10/17/2020 7:05:43 pm (CDT)
Daveedo $70 10/16/2020 8:12:35 pm (CDT)
jacrow $65 10/16/2020 8:12:35 pm (CDT)
jacrow $60 10/16/2020 8:12:29 pm (CDT)
Daveedo $50 10/16/2020 8:12:29 pm (CDT)
jacrow $35 10/16/2020 5:28:58 pm (CDT)
Daveedo $30 10/16/2020 5:28:58 pm (CDT)
jacrow $25 10/16/2020 5:21:46 pm (CDT)
Daveedo $20 10/16/2020 5:21:46 pm (CDT)
jacrow $15 10/16/2020 5:09:05 pm (CDT)
goldfmi $10 10/16/2020 4:25:05 pm (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.