Fluorapatite on Magnetite (Utah) Bob Reynolds Coll.)

Cedar City area, Iron Springs Mining District, Iron Co., Utah, USA
Cabinet, 10.3 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 10/07/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/14/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $171
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Five, gemmy, yellow-green, hexagonal fluorapatite crystals with pyramidal terminations and internal crazing are aesthetically nestled on the large blocky matrix of lustrous, sharp brown to black magnetite octahedrons with apatite crystal sections. The dominating apatite crystal is 2.2 cm tall and these prisms closely resemble those from the famous Cerro de Mercado iron mine in Mexico. Mineral dealer and field collector John Seibel collected these in 1999 from this old extinct iron mining district, that was intermittentily active from 1849 until 1995. The piece comes with his label. Ex Bob Reynolds Collection, a well-known fossil and mineral expert and Curator of the San Bernardino County Museum. He passed away in 2020. Few combination matrix specimens of this size and quality were recovered, due to the hardness of the rock, making this a very fine large example of the species and find.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $171 10/14/2021 6:29:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $161 10/14/2021 6:29:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $151 10/14/2021 10:17:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $141 10/14/2021 10:17:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 10/12/2021 5:46:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 10/12/2021 5:46:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $65 10/09/2021 11:34:25 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $55 10/09/2021 11:34:25 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 10/08/2021 6:42:50 pm (CDT)