Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' crystals)

Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Dave Bergman
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm
Start Time: 11/17/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/26/2022 6:45:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $379
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Item Description

Here we have a classic and eye-catchingly beautiful small cabinet sized from the famous Berbes area in Spain featuring very sharp, rather lustrous, GEM QUALITY, attractive purple cubic Fluorite crystals showing very slight "phantom" color zoning sitting on Baryte matrix. The largest Fluorite on this piece measures 1.6 cm on edge. Most of the crystals are in good shape, but there are a few nicks and cleaves that you can see up close. These are some of the most desirable Fluorites in the world, and this one is both fun to view up close and across the room in your mineral case. Valued at $1,600 retail. From the collection of Colorado mining legend, Dave Bergman. Dave is now retired, but among other things, he was the foreman and primary person in charge of recovering specimens at the famous Sweet Home Mine near Alma, Colorado during the late 1970s. He is also the maternal grandfather of Brian Kosnar. See Dave's photo mining at the Sweet Home on page 58 of Peter Bancroft's book "Gem and Crystal Treasures".

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$379 11/25/2022 8:08:39 pm (CST)
$369 11/25/2022 7:52:02 pm (CST)
$364 11/25/2022 7:52:02 pm (CST)
$346 11/25/2022 7:51:47 pm (CST)
$336 11/25/2022 7:51:47 pm (CST)
$306 11/25/2022 7:51:36 pm (CST)
$296 11/25/2022 7:51:35 pm (CST)
$265 11/24/2022 6:57:56 am (CST)
$255 11/24/2022 6:57:56 am (CST)
$254 11/23/2022 10:15:48 pm (CST)
$244 11/23/2022 10:15:48 pm (CST)
$210 11/23/2022 10:12:08 pm (CST)
$200 11/23/2022 10:12:08 pm (CST)
$162 11/21/2022 5:40:46 pm (CST)
$152 11/21/2022 5:40:46 pm (CST)
$121 11/19/2022 5:23:50 am (CST)
$111 11/19/2022 5:23:50 am (CST)
$50 11/17/2022 11:47:10 pm (CST)
$45 11/17/2022 11:47:10 pm (CST)
$35 11/17/2022 11:46:57 pm (CST)
$30 11/17/2022 11:46:57 pm (CST)
$10 11/17/2022 8:53:46 pm (CST)