Fluorite (gemmy ''phantom'' cubes)

Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan, China
Cabinet, 10.7 x 7.7 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 7:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,560
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The Fluorites from the Yaogangxian Mine are some of the most recognizable and fine quality examples of the species from any Chinese locality. This lovely cabinet display piece hosts many very sharp, lustrous, rather gemmy, "phantom" cubes associated with Quartz, Arsenopyrite, Calcite and Muscovite on matrix. The Fluorites show a soft silvery lilac color in the center, with a darker purple hue around the periphery of each crystal. A small amount of a greenish tinge can be seen toward to center of the crystals as well. When the piece is viewed in sunlight, the colors shift to more blue and green tones. Virtually all of the Fluorite crystals appear to be damage free to the naked eye. You don't see a lot of Yaogangxian Mine specimens on the market anymore, and if you collect Chinese minerals or worldwide Fluorites, don't miss out on this one as very few of this style and quality are out there. The piece displays wonderfully and really stands out as a fine example from this famous mine. Valued at $3,000 in the inventory.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $1,560 11/27/2021 7:24:19 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,510 11/27/2021 7:22:31 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $1,460 11/27/2021 7:21:43 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $1,460 11/27/2021 7:21:43 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,410 11/27/2021 7:19:15 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,360 11/27/2021 7:14:04 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $1,310 11/27/2021 7:13:30 pm (CST)
Private Bidder * $1,310 11/27/2021 7:13:30 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,260 11/27/2021 7:11:37 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,210 11/27/2021 7:08:46 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,160 11/27/2021 7:02:28 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,110 11/27/2021 7:00:07 pm (CST)
jabaco $1,060 11/27/2021 6:55:17 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $1,010 11/27/2021 6:55:17 pm (CST)
jabaco $985 11/27/2021 6:52:38 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $960 11/27/2021 6:52:38 pm (CST)
jabaco $935 11/27/2021 6:48:23 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $910 11/27/2021 6:48:23 pm (CST)
jabaco $810 11/27/2021 6:46:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $785 11/27/2021 6:46:00 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $715 11/27/2021 6:45:06 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $690 11/27/2021 6:45:06 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $685 11/27/2021 6:42:36 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $660 11/27/2021 6:42:36 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $650 11/27/2021 6:41:03 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $625 11/27/2021 6:41:03 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $535 11/27/2021 6:38:59 pm (CST)
jabaco $510 11/27/2021 6:29:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $504 11/27/2021 6:29:39 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $259 11/26/2021 10:54:08 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $249 11/19/2021 9:51:15 pm (CST)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.