Celestine with Sulfur

Floristella Mine, Enna, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
Ex. Dick Hauck
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 06/06/2024 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/15/2024 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $227

Item Description

A beautiful and showy cluster comprising many fine, sharp, lustrous, translucent white prismatic crystals of Celestine measuring up to 1.8 cm, accented by a little bit of stark yellow Sulfur from the famous Floristella Mine in Sicily. The piece is in great condition, with no major damage I can find, outside of the peripheral roughness where it was removed from the pocket wall. The piece sits quite nicely on its own and display beautifully as you can see from the video. I love the individual separation between the crystals, many from this locality can be kind of "jumbled", so this one has character and great visual appeal.
From the worldwide mineral collection of Rich ("Dick") Hauck of New Jersey with an old Herb Obodda dealer label. Dick is an avid collector of minerals, books, and mining memorabilia, along with being an accomplished author in the mineral world. Arguably, his greatest claim to fame is being the co-founder of the Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ. Dick purchased the land on which the Sterling Hill Mine resides in 1988, and the museum has been running strong since.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$227 06/15/2024 6:25:42 pm (CDT)
$225 06/15/2024 6:25:42 pm (CDT)
$215 06/15/2024 6:25:27 pm (CDT)
$205 06/15/2024 6:25:27 pm (CDT)
$185 06/15/2024 6:25:10 pm (CDT)
$175 06/15/2024 6:25:10 pm (CDT)
$155 06/15/2024 6:24:46 pm (CDT)
$145 06/15/2024 6:24:46 pm (CDT)
$135 06/15/2024 4:56:38 pm (CDT)
$125 06/15/2024 4:56:37 pm (CDT)
$115 06/14/2024 3:12:40 pm (CDT)
$105 06/14/2024 3:12:39 pm (CDT)
$60 06/13/2024 5:09:47 pm (CDT)
$50 06/11/2024 2:54:25 pm (CDT)
$45 06/11/2024 2:54:24 pm (CDT)
$40 06/10/2024 3:09:14 pm (CDT)
$35 06/10/2024 3:09:14 pm (CDT)
$15 06/10/2024 1:08:19 pm (CDT)
$10 06/07/2024 11:19:43 pm (CDT)