Fluorite (superb old classic & fluorescent)

Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
Cabinet, 11.2 x 10.0 x 5.8 cm
Start Time: 11/18/2021 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/27/2021 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Current Bid: $302
High Bidder: Private Bidder
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Item Description

A classic from the northern lead mines of England, this large Fluorite cluster features very sharp, highly lustrous, gemmy, and beautiful cubic crystals with insane deeppurple color. One characteristic that will immediately jump out at you is that this hefty specimen is rich with textbook penetration twins. The largest crystal measures 2.4 cm on edge. Many of the glassy Fluorites have purple edge phantoms, a really nice touch that adds to the allure of this cabinet piece. Of course, the intense purple fluorescence is superb, and because of this great reaction to UV light, we have the word 'fluorescence' deriving from English Fluorites. There are some cleaved corners and a few dings, but you gotta know this is an old-timer and comes with a few bits of wear. Lovely and aesthetic, this is classic Weardale piece from a bygone era. Valued $2500 From the collection of East Coast collector, George Elling, specializing in historic minerals of the East Coast and minerals from the development of old European mineralogy.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $302 11/26/2021 7:01:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $292 11/26/2021 7:01:58 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $231 11/21/2021 11:58:30 am (CST)
whisper $221 11/21/2021 11:58:30 am (CST)
whisper $116 11/21/2021 10:19:25 am (CST)
Private Bidder $106 11/21/2021 10:19:25 am (CST)
Private Bidder $64 11/19/2021 11:27:35 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $54 11/19/2021 11:27:35 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $49 11/19/2021 10:35:09 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $44 11/19/2021 10:35:09 pm (CST)
Private Bidder $10 11/19/2021 10:06:03 pm (CST)