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Bi-colored Fluorite stalactite! (fluorescent) Dr.S. Moreton Coll. viewBack to HOLIDAY SEASON MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS SET #1:
- ends Thursday Dec 13th, 2018

Joseph Brown's Crosscut, Greenlaws Mine, Daddry Shield, Stanhope, Co. Durham, England
  • Starting Time:12/6/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:12/13/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$115
  • Size:6.5 x 6.3 x 5.4 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A sculptural stacked 360-degree intergrown cluster of fluorite cubes from this classic old Weardale area lead and fluorite mine. The lustrous, glassy, translucent to transparent, bi-colored cubes, to 2.9 cm, are mostly a rich grape-purple with white patches. Some of the cubes of have faint edge phantoms, as a bonus. STRIKINGLY, this piece is a fluorite crystal stalactite, as the broken base reveals the 7 mm tube, where the prepicitating fluorite-rich fluids flowed! Complete all-around, with only a few gently bruised corners. RICH purple fluorescence, as you would expect. The piece is illustrated in the MINDAT Photo Gallery for the locale with a September, 2018 photo by Dr. Stephen Moreton. Classic, excellent and most unusual stalactitic fluorite from the historic Greenlaws Mine.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$115 06:08 12/13/2018 brentenj
$105 07:00 12/13/2018 goldfmi
$95 06:47 12/13/2018 dlue1982
$85 12:14 12/12/2018 goldfmi
$75 12:14 12/12/2018 dnick926
$70 12:14 12/12/2018 goldfmi
$50 10:22 12/11/2018 dnick926
$42 10:22 12/11/2018 goldfmi
$37 10:22 12/11/2018 dnick926
$10 10:41 12/10/2018 goldfmi