Fluorite w/ Quartz (RARE locale) Dr. S. Moreton Coll.

Hudeshope West trial, Hudeshope Head Mine, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham, England
13.3 x 9.8 x 9.3 cm
Start Time: 01/05/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/10/2019 6:33:52 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $115

Item Description

RARE and outstanding fluorite and quartz from this most obscure 1970s Durham fluorspar prospect on private property. Transparent to translucent, glassy, pretty purple and white sharp fluorite cubes, to 4.5 cm, are aesthetically intergrown on the sculptural, mounded piece. The rich preferential coating of sparkly, gemmy di-pyramidal (beta style) quartz crystals are super accessories to this exceptional large rarity. Bright purple fluorescence! Ex Dr. Stephen Moreton Collection and collected in 1993. It is illustrated in the MINDAT locality Photo Gallery with a 2018 photo by Dr. Moreton. Valued of such a fine large County Durham combination rarity?

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
rollit11 $115 01/10/2019 6:28:52 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $105 01/10/2019 3:59:14 pm (CST)
jlk $95 01/10/2019 3:53:44 pm (CST)
tblackwood1 $85 01/10/2019 3:36:56 pm (CST)
jlk $75 01/10/2019 3:04:21 pm (CST)
goldfmi $54 01/07/2019 10:58:27 pm (CST)
mbriver $49 01/07/2019 10:58:27 pm (CST)
goldfmi $38 01/07/2019 7:43:49 pm (CST)
newstreetnj $33 01/07/2019 7:43:49 pm (CST)
goldfmi $10 01/07/2019 3:04:42 pm (CST)