Fluorite (GEMMY crystals) (ex Shields Flynn Collection)

Allenheads Mine (Beaumont Mine), Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
Thumbnail, 2.6 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 01/08/2022 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/15/2022 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $500
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

This is a wonderful example of these seldom seen Fluorites. The listing on mindat states that this locality, "was productive mine in the orefield under the Beaumonts and subsequently the Weardale Lead Co." This piece was mined between 1969-1983 when the British Steel Corporation reopened the locality. It features a predominant, very sharp, lustrous, GEM QUALITY cubic crystal of Fluorite with a wonderful pinkish purple color, which and accompanying sidecar crystal, and no matrix. With backlighting, you can see a slight amount of "phantom" color zoning inside the big crystal. If you take the piece into sunlight, you'll see the classic daytime fluorescence that is associated with this material. One corner has a small cleave on the main crystal, but overall it's a very good example of this classic material, and one of the best thumbnails we've had to offer from this locality. From the collection of Shields Flynn.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $500 01/15/2022 6:37:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $490 01/15/2022 6:37:11 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $488 01/15/2022 6:37:11 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $480 01/15/2022 6:35:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $470 01/15/2022 6:35:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $460 01/15/2022 6:30:01 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $450 01/15/2022 6:28:07 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $444 01/15/2022 6:28:07 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $410 01/15/2022 6:19:53 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $400 01/15/2022 6:19:53 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $398 01/15/2022 6:19:40 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $388 01/15/2022 6:19:40 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $343 01/15/2022 6:11:52 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $333 01/15/2022 6:04:26 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $330 01/15/2022 6:04:26 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $285 01/15/2022 4:14:20 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $275 01/15/2022 4:14:20 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $265 01/15/2022 11:13:36 am (CST)
Private Bidder $255 01/15/2022 11:13:36 am (CST)
Private Bidder $235 01/15/2022 11:10:17 am (CST)
Private Bidder $225 01/15/2022 11:10:17 am (CST)
Private Bidder $210 01/15/2022 11:09:35 am (CST)
Private Bidder $200 01/15/2022 11:09:35 am (CST)
Private Bidder $160 01/15/2022 10:59:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $150 01/15/2022 10:59:08 am (CST)
Private Bidder $125 01/13/2022 2:31:02 am (CST)
Private Bidder $122 01/13/2022 2:31:02 am (CST)
Private Bidder $110 01/13/2022 12:54:43 am (CST)
Private Bidder $100 01/13/2022 12:54:43 am (CST)
Private Bidder $30 01/11/2022 7:59:32 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $25 01/11/2022 7:59:32 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $20 01/11/2022 11:12:24 am (CST)
Private Bidder $15 01/11/2022 11:12:24 am (CST)
Private Bidder $10 01/11/2022 10:38:53 am (CST)