Fluorite w/ Celestine (old - 1940s!) Chet Lemanski Coll.

White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA
Cabinet, 13.2 x 11.7 x 5.5 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $600
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Impressive large old-time fluorite from the famous White Rock Quarry at Clay Center. Intergrown lustrous, glassy, translucent, classic amber to root beer-brown cubes form a sculptural specimen. The VERY LARGE cube for the locale on the bottom is 8.1 cm across and the sharp cube above is 5.5 cm. Cubes are generally less than 6.0 cm. The highly lustrous stepped-growth faces add much character. Embedded celestine blades on the upper left are a typical and contrasting accessory. Nearly pristine, with only gentle bruising to the large cube. Clay Center fluorites are among the world's best known and instantly recognized fluorites. The quarry opened in the 1870s and most specimens are considered to be decades old classics, as collecting is restricted. The exception is the superb large lot of specimens marketed from a 2006 find in 2007. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 2001. OLD material, collected in the 1940s according to Chet's catalogue. See the excellent locality article in the 2020 Mineralogical Record, Vol. 51, No. 5. Ghostly white fluorescence. An exceptional and classic old-time large specimen with an exceedingly large cube.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $600 04/08/2021 6:39:25 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $575 04/08/2021 6:37:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $569 04/08/2021 6:37:51 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 04/08/2021 6:34:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 04/08/2021 6:34:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $499 04/08/2021 6:34:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $479 04/08/2021 6:33:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $469 04/08/2021 6:33:36 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $460 04/08/2021 6:28:56 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $450 04/08/2021 6:28:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $410 04/08/2021 6:27:37 pm (CDT)
andrew_rocks $400 04/08/2021 6:27:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $380 04/08/2021 6:21:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $370 04/08/2021 6:20:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $369 04/08/2021 6:20:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $360 04/08/2021 6:20:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 04/08/2021 6:20:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $310 04/08/2021 6:20:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 04/08/2021 6:20:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $289 04/08/2021 6:13:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $279 04/08/2021 6:13:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $269 04/08/2021 6:13:20 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $232 04/08/2021 6:12:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $222 04/08/2021 6:12:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $190 04/08/2021 5:57:56 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $180 04/08/2021 12:45:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $179 04/08/2021 12:45:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 04/06/2021 6:37:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 04/06/2021 6:37:25 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 04/04/2021 10:39:10 am (CDT)
demacedo $100 04/04/2021 10:39:10 am (CDT)
demacedo $60 04/03/2021 11:31:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 04/03/2021 11:31:32 am (CDT)
demacedo $30 04/02/2021 11:18:35 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 04/02/2021 11:18:35 pm (CDT)
demacedo $20 04/02/2021 8:58:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 04/02/2021 8:58:23 pm (CDT)
demacedo $10 04/02/2021 8:34:28 pm (CDT)