Fluorite on Quartz (rare matrix specimen) (ex Brian Kosnar Collection)

Wise Mine, Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Cabinet, 10.3 x 6.8 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,300
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The famous Flourite specimens from the Wise Mine Fluorites are well-known and celebrated around New England, but these days they rarely appear on the market. The marjority of the crystals from this localiy are loose singles with no matrix, so it's quite exciting and impressive to see a full cabinet display quality matrix specimen of this material. This piece features beautiful strong green colored octahedral crystals of Fluorite measuring up to 6.3 cm sitting atop colorless, prismatic Quartz crystal matrix. The largest Fluorite crystal is partially complete, and has what is most likely a bit of interrupted growth on one side, creating an unusual exposed "opening" running through the middle. The Fluorites are fairly gemmy and looks very nice in both indoor lighting and sunlight. The piece also shows an interesting fluorescence under SW UV light as you can see from the photos. A really cool specimen of this classic material. Priced in the inventory at $950. From the collection of Brian Kosnar.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $1,300 09/28/2021 12:33:57 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,250 09/25/2021 12:42:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $1,225 09/25/2021 12:42:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $913 09/25/2021 7:18:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $888 09/25/2021 7:18:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $653 09/24/2021 6:52:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $628 09/24/2021 6:52:26 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $603 09/24/2021 6:51:21 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $578 09/24/2021 6:51:21 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $359 09/24/2021 6:50:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $349 09/24/2021 6:50:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $249 09/24/2021 3:15:52 am (CDT)