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Large Fluorite (excellent - classic locale - illustrated) Dr. S. Moreton Coll. viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS:
featuring NEW FINDS, OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Jan 3rd, 2019

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

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$1,200
  • 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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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$1,200 02:43 1/3/2019 2aardvarks
$1,174 02:43 1/3/2019 thejan2
$1,001 02:35 1/3/2019 2aardvarks
$976 02:35 1/3/2019 thejan2
$814 01:31 1/3/2019 2aardvarks
$789 01:31 1/3/2019 thejan2
$702 01:30 1/3/2019 2aardvarks
$677 01:30 1/3/2019 thejan2
$577 12:22 1/1/2019 2aardvarks
$487 02:23 12/30/2018 thejan2
$485 06:43 12/29/2018 goldfmi
$475 06:42 12/29/2018 thejan2
$465 06:42 12/29/2018 goldfmi
$455 06:42 12/29/2018 thejan2
$445 06:42 12/29/2018 goldfmi
$435 01:24 12/29/2018 thejan2
$410 10:38 12/26/2018 goldfmi
$395 09:59 12/26/2018 mineraldv
$373 09:58 12/26/2018 goldfmi
$363 09:58 12/26/2018 mineraldv
$343 04:25 12/24/2018 goldfmi
$311 03:29 12/24/2018 dlue1982
$275 03:29 12/24/2018 thejan2
$265 03:29 12/24/2018 dlue1982
$255 03:29 12/24/2018 thejan2
$245 03:29 12/24/2018 dlue1982
$235 01:24 12/24/2018 thejan2
$211 04:39 12/23/2018 goldfmi
$195 04:38 12/23/2018 thejan2
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$95 12:01 12/23/2018 thejan2
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$15 09:58 12/22/2018 rhodesian
$10 03:34 12/22/2018 dlue1982