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Fluorite (rare textrahexahedal faces) (ex Ross Lillie Collection) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $249 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bethel Level, Annabel Lee Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Hardin County, Illinois
  • Starting Time:5/9/2019 06:45:00 PM(CDT)
  • Ending Time:5/16/2019 06:50:54 PM(CDT)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$249
  • Reserve Bid:$249
  • Current Bid:$575
  • Size:12.9 x 8.6 x 6.1 cm
  • Size Description:CABINET

Description:Illinois Fluorites are some of the finest and more desirable examples of the species out there. For years, due to their abundance, they were not nearly as sought after as they are today, but little is available on the market now since the entire area is closed down and nothing has come out for many years. This piece is a wonderful cabinet display specimen of this classic material featuring large, sharp, lustrous, translucent golden colored cubes with a slight purple mottling on the outer edge of the crystals. This is however not your typical Illinois Fluorite for the simple fact that you can see attractive secondary modifying tetrahexahedral faces on the surface on the broad cubic faces. These modifications indicate a change in temperature and / or pressure when the piece was nearly as the end of its crystallization, and are considered rare in Illinois Fluorites. This piece is in excellent condition on the display side with no major damage - only a few tiny imperfections - and even features narrow, gemmy scalenohedral Calcite crystals and a some golden metallic Marcasite crystals here and there. The largest Fluorite measures 4.7 cm on edge. Very attractive, and the uncommon habit of the crystals makes it a very desirable specimen for any Fluorite collector of a fan of southern Illinois material. Ex Ross Lillie collection (#RCL1711) which according to his label states that it was found on the north face of the level in April 1992. Valued at $1200.

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Current Bids

Amount Time Date Bidder
$575 06:45 5/16/2019 jabaco
$525 06:44 5/16/2019 duggan47
$500 06:44 5/16/2019 jabaco
$500 06:44 5/16/2019 duggan47
$417 06:40 5/16/2019 jabaco
$407 06:40 5/16/2019 knkim12
$382 06:39 5/16/2019 jabaco
$372 06:39 5/16/2019 knkim12
$360 06:37 5/16/2019 jabaco
$346 06:29 5/16/2019 duggan47
$310 06:29 5/16/2019 gabarmen
$300 06:29 5/16/2019 duggan47
$285 04:21 5/16/2019 gabarmen
$249 11:05 5/12/2019 oldrock