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Sharp Willemite xls (fluorescent!) Ted Bartels Coll. viewBack to PRE-MUNICH SHOW MINERAL COLLECTION AUCTIONS (set 1 of 2) featuring OLD CLASSICS, GEM CRYSTALS and RARE SPECIES - ends Thursday Oct 25, 2018

Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Franklin mining district, Sussex Co., New Jersey
  • Starting Time:10/18/2018 06:30:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:10/25/2018 06:44:55 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:6.5 x 4.0 x 3.8 cm
  • Size Description:Small Cabinet

Description:A LARGE, rare and impressive 6.7 cm Sterling Mine willemite crystal. The sharply terminated, slightly translucent, lustrous, pinkish-brown trigonal crystal is accented with three willemite side car crystals and contrasting sections of jet-black franklinite crystals with a seam of massive calcite. One termination face of the large crystal is contacted, but is otherwise pristine. Bright neon-green and red fluorescence, as you would expect. From the Ted Bartels Collection. RARE, old-time 270-degree material of superb quality, a rare large crystal and very seldom on the market. Valued at $300-500.

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