Fluorite w/ Galena, Sphalerite & Quartz (old) Eugene Sensel Coll.

Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 12.9 x 9.9 x 6.6 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $301
Winning Bidder: Powderbri

Item Description

The intergrown stepped-growth fluorite cubes with satin lustre faces on this impressive large old-time combination appear to be very dark purple to nearly black under normal lighting, BUT back or bright lighting reveals beautiful violet translucence with nifty subtle edge phantoms. The dominating large cube is 4.5. x 3.8 cm and the cubes in the interior are essentially pristine. The matrix of sparkly drusy quartz with scattered small galena cubes and sphalerite crystals on the periphery are fine accessories. Purple fluorescence. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 2001. According to Chet's catalogue, the piece was in the B.E. Clement Collection and was formerly in the Dr. Eugene Sensel Collection. Sensel purchased the piece for $4.00 in 1964. A classic, rich large old-time fluorite combination from an unknown Cave-in-Rock mine.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Powderbri $301 05/06/2021 6:29:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $300 05/06/2021 6:29:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $220 05/06/2021 10:45:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 05/06/2021 10:45:06 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 05/06/2021 10:44:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $200 05/06/2021 10:44:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $165 05/06/2021 7:19:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 05/06/2021 7:19:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $141 05/06/2021 2:50:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 05/06/2021 2:50:41 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 05/05/2021 10:45:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 05/05/2021 10:45:31 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/04/2021 7:27:05 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/03/2021 12:41:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $73 05/03/2021 12:41:38 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $63 05/03/2021 10:07:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $53 05/03/2021 10:07:17 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $48 05/03/2021 10:06:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $43 05/03/2021 10:06:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/03/2021 10:06:08 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $25 05/03/2021 10:06:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $25 05/03/2021 10:06:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/03/2021 10:05:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/03/2021 10:05:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:15:38 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.