Fluorite (multicolor "phantom" crystals) (ex Ross Lillie Collection)

Denton Mine, Ozark-Mahoning Group, Hardin County, Illinois
10.3 x 6.3 x 6.2 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:58:09 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $780

Item Description

A wondefful and showy display specimen of Fluorite from the famous Denton Mine. The piece is features a predominant sharp, gemmy "phantom" cube of Fluorite showing colors ranging from blue to purple to golden with intermediate colors in between that is sitting among additional Fluorite cubes of equal quality and color zoning. The largest Fluorite measures 4.5 cm on edge and the front face of the crystal actually shows the corner of a PENETRATION TWIN jutting out! The back of the piece shows small scattered "Ruby Jack" Sphalerites that give the piece great character. The piece comes from the collection of Ross Lillie (# RCL0994). It's certainly a great quality overall piece from this famous locality in southern Illinois. No major damage that I can see aside from a slight bruise on the side of one of the secondary crystals. A great piece to add to your collection, especially if you collect Fluorites, Southern Illinois specimens, or pieces with fine crystals. Valued in the inventory at $2,500.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
m1ig2o $780 01/03/2019 6:53:09 pm (CST)
gedeco $755 01/03/2019 6:48:10 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $730 01/03/2019 6:43:35 pm (CST)
gedeco $710 01/03/2019 6:43:35 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $685 01/03/2019 6:37:40 pm (CST)
gedeco $625 01/01/2019 6:58:48 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $580 12/27/2018 10:40:09 pm (CST)
tubman $555 12/27/2018 10:39:58 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $555 12/27/2018 10:39:58 pm (CST)
tubman $510 12/27/2018 10:39:51 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $500 12/27/2018 10:39:51 pm (CST)
tubman $430 12/25/2018 7:24:29 am (CST)
dlue1982 $420 12/23/2018 7:34:38 pm (CST)
mymule1013 $420 12/23/2018 7:34:38 pm (CST)
dlue1982 $310 12/22/2018 10:33:53 am (CST)
wschrimp $300 12/22/2018 10:33:53 am (CST)
dlue1982 $125 12/21/2018 5:02:55 pm (CST)
gorgongoffel $110 12/21/2018 9:19:34 am (CST)
malackey $100 12/20/2018 9:19:49 pm (CST)
jimsgems $10 12/20/2018 7:01:52 pm (CST)