Tsumeb Mine, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.7 x 2.1 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: $160
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

Superb, small miniature composed of bladed Zincolivenite (formerly known as "Cuproadamite" on old labels) crystals that form a distinct, bouquet-like cluster on the matrix. The bladed crystals range up to 8 mm, and they are glassy with a beautiful and intense kelly-green color. Historically, these crystals from Tsumeb have been labeled as 'Cuproadamite', but recently the species has been found instead to be a different, related cousin (end-member of a chemical series, to be precise. It is now being relabeled as Zincolivenite, to be technical.) This is a fine, aesthetic miniature specimen, with a rich covering of attractive crystals. Valued $1000-1200. 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 $160 06/13/2021 8:32:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 06/13/2021 8:32:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $135 06/12/2021 2:28:07 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $125 06/12/2021 2:28:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 06/12/2021 12:59:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 06/12/2021 12:26:47 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $97 06/12/2021 12:26:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 06/12/2021 12:26:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 06/12/2021 12:26:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 06/11/2021 12:32:29 am (CDT)