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important Willemite var. Troostite (fluorescent!), ex. David Burgess Coll. viewBack to MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) - ends Thursday June 13, 2019

Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey
  • Starting Time:6/9/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:6/13/2019 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$1,074
  • Size:15.5 x 9.5 x 9.3 cm
  • Size Description:LARGE CABINET

Description:A 5.2 cm, textbook hexagonal, sharp, terminated Willemite variety Troostite (Mn-rich) is dramatically set on one face of the impressive large sculptural blocky calcite matrix, that hosts more willemite sections. The moderately lustrous crystal has fine salmon color and a pristine, contacted termination. This is an exceptional and important large combination with a large sharp willemite from the famous Sterling Mine. Neon-green and neon-orange fluorescence, as you would expect! Ex David Burgess Collection, for whom Burgessite is named. Valued at $2500 a number of years ago on HIS card label recording wha the paid for it (probably in the 1980s or 1990s). It is certainly worth more today. THis is a major, significant USA specimen

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$1,074 05:55 6/13/2019 anup
$1,024 05:51 6/13/2019 galila
$999 05:51 6/13/2019 anup
$974 05:51 6/13/2019 galila
$949 05:51 6/13/2019 anup
$924 05:51 6/13/2019 galila
$899 05:51 6/13/2019 anup
$804 03:38 6/13/2019 galila
$679 08:30 6/12/2019 ericclapton
$669 08:30 6/12/2019 galila
$410 11:56 6/11/2019 ericclapton
$232 02:10 6/11/2019 njrocks
$222 02:10 6/11/2019 medicinewheel
$91 07:56 6/10/2019 njrocks
$81 07:56 6/10/2019 keith
$66 04:42 6/10/2019 njrocks
$25 03:40 6/10/2019 tmr
$20 03:40 6/10/2019 sterk
$10 12:33 6/10/2019 tmr