Fluorite (old classic twin) (ex David Burgess Collection)

Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
5.3 x 4.7 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 11/07/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/14/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $20
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Item Description

A wonderful old time classic Fluorite from Weardale showing excellent interpenetrant twinning (on a cube-diagonal twinning axis). The color is a soft purple hue that has a bit more of a rose-pink tone when backlit. The crystal is over 2 inches, which is very good sized for a Weardale Fluorite. There is a little bit of roughness, so the piece is not 100% pristine, but it's still a very worthwhile example of this beloved material from northern England. Valued at $650. From the worldwide collection of David Burgess (1951-2016). David was a prolific species collector from Newington, Connecticut, and the namesake for the extremely rare cobalt arsenate species Burgessite, which he discovered.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jlk $20 11/12/2019 11:11:36 am (CST)
gvf $15 11/12/2019 11:11:35 am (CST)
jlk $10 11/10/2019 9:05:39 pm (CST)