Fluorite with Baryte & Chalcopyrite

Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-In-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Ex. Chad Dalrymple
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 4.9 x 4.8 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/21/2023 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $310

Item Description

Sculptural 360-degree small cabinet fluorite with baryte combination from the famous Minerva No.1 Mine. Gemmy, pretty powder-blue and purple intergrown fluorite cubes with satin luster faces aesthetically cascade down the vertical specimen and partially enclose a section of a much larger, etched amber fluorite cube, that is dramatically and richly peppered with tiny rare chalcopyrite crystals. I particularly like the presentation of the larger blue fluorite cubes, to 1.5, at the crown of the piece and the well-placed cluster of contrasting baryte balls. In excellent shape overall. The few bruised edges and corners to the large cubes at the top are certainly only a modest detraction. Purple LW UV fluorescence. Ex Chad Dalrymple collection of Ardmore, Oklahoma who passed away in 1995. We recently obtained a portion of his collection. Chad acquired this very showy fluorite combination specimen from well-known Indiana collector and dealer, Harris Precht in May, 1995. See the 2022 Mineralogical Record article on Harris in Vol. 53, No. 3.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$310 09/21/2023 6:00:26 pm (CDT)
$300 09/21/2023 6:00:26 pm (CDT)
$292 09/21/2023 6:00:17 pm (CDT)
$282 09/21/2023 6:00:16 pm (CDT)
$232 09/21/2023 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
$222 09/21/2023 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
$160 09/15/2023 10:22:22 pm (CDT)
$150 09/15/2023 10:22:22 pm (CDT)
$110 09/15/2023 10:21:57 pm (CDT)
$100 09/15/2023 10:21:57 pm (CDT)
$15 09/15/2023 4:05:36 pm (CDT)
$10 09/14/2023 7:49:40 pm (CDT)