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Large Fluorite (excellent - classic locale - illustrated) Dr. S. Moreton Coll. viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
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Middle Level, Hilton Mine, Scordale, Cumbria, England
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:30:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:15.3 x 11.0 x 6.4 cm
  • Size Description:LARGE CABINET

Description:Gemmy and lustrous, rich golden-yellow fluorite cubes to 2.9 cm cover this impresssive and sculptural large specimen from the famous Hilton Mine. Portions of the glassy crystals are water-clear with others being translucent. The Hilton Mine was intermittently active from 1824-1919 for galena, witherite and barite. The mine was under lease, but finally abandoned in 1963 (MINDAT). Essentially pristine, except for trivial periphery wear. Purple fluorescence. This is an exceptional, large, old-time classic from the Hilton. It is over twice the size of a Hilton piece we offered at auction in February, 2017 and was valued at $1500. Fairly valued at $2500-3000. Ex Dr. Stephen Moreton Collection and illustrated in the MINDAT locale Photo Gallery with a September, 2018 photograph.

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