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Baryte on Fluorite (Ted Bartels Coll.) viewBack to HOLIDAY SEASON MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS SET #1:
- ends Thursday Dec 13th, 2018

Annabel Lee mine, Harris Creek Sub-District, Hardin Co., Illinois
  • Starting Time:12/6/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/13/2018 06:33:28 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:9.3 x 8.7 x 4.6 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A dramatic, sculptural and rich two-sided combination from the famous Annabel Lee Mine. Gemmy, highly lustrous, maize-colored barite blades richly and aesthetically cover the front of this aesthetic piece. The beautiful, glassy crystals reach 2.9 cm (doubly terminated). The fantastic matrix on the back is composed of striking, brecciated, two-color, lavender and powder-blue fluorite fragments! Exceptional combination material from this mine from the Ted Bartels Collection. He paid $175 for the piece in November, 1984. Value today? We feel $750-1000 is fair for this rare style combination.

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