Baryte w/ Calcite (old classic) Kay Robertson Coll.

Pallaflat Mine, Bigrigg, Egremont, Cumbria, England
5.1 x 3.4 x 3.0 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $111

Item Description

Classic gemmy and lustrous, delicate gray-blue tabular barite blades are densely and aesthetically clustered next to a field of calcite scalenohedrons with flattened terminations on the hematite matrix. This is a very showy 360-degree miniature from this famous old Cumbria iron mine, that operated from 1874 to 1914. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 85! and acquired in the 1950s or earlier. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien Welt" November-December 2017). The Pallaflat Mine was renowned for exceptional calcite specimens and this is a classic fine old-time combination.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jar7709 $111 01/03/2019 6:22:07 pm (CST)
private007 $101 01/03/2019 6:21:26 pm (CST)
weloganites $91 01/03/2019 6:21:26 pm (CST)
private007 $81 01/03/2019 3:21:30 pm (CST)
piercearrow $55 12/30/2018 4:29:59 pm (CST)
keith $52 12/24/2018 4:42:01 am (CST)
piercearrow $41 12/22/2018 5:02:29 pm (CST)
jar7709 $36 12/22/2018 5:01:55 pm (CST)
piercearrow $35 12/22/2018 5:01:55 pm (CST)
jar7709 $10 12/22/2018 11:42:24 am (CST)