Fluorite with incipient gem corners

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, USA
10.6 x 5.7 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $825
Winning Bidder: Vanguard

Item Description

Excellent example of the renowned fluorites from the famous Elmwood Mine, with a rare style that seems to occur almos tnowhere else, of "gem corners"... This 4.4 cm crystal is a light amber color with distinct purple edges, and the faces are gently stepped. One of the classic and sought after characteristics of many Elmwood Fluorites are these gemmy, glassy corners, and all four on this crystal have 'windows' from that effect, caused by some kind of differential solution effects in the pocket, right after they form. Many etch out entirely (etching is the wrong word, technically, but that is what it looks like and conveys the idea) into floaters of these weird corners of gem cubes, floating on stalks like an eyeball atop a nerve from some cartoon. This is a particularly fine specimen as it shows teh corners as they begin, before deep channels are formed that separate them and remove the cubic center of the crystal, leaving loose shards in the pocket. It is a really rare event, caught here in Pause mode! On top of that, the Fluorite has a rich, vivid fluorescence. This is a choice cabinet specimen that has superb aesthetics and presents beautifully, corners aside. We value this highly, as a rare classic from the 1970s-1980s heyday of this, one of the single most important USA localities ever. valued $2500-plus

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Vanguard $825 09/24/2020 6:23:41 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $800 09/24/2020 6:23:11 pm (CDT)
Vanguard $790 09/24/2020 6:23:11 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $765 09/24/2020 9:16:39 am (CDT)
mineralrookie $740 09/24/2020 9:16:39 am (CDT)
mineralrookie $715 09/23/2020 8:21:37 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $700 09/23/2020 8:21:37 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $690 09/23/2020 5:23:27 pm (CDT)
Ahnsfohnt $665 09/23/2020 5:18:13 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $650 09/23/2020 5:18:13 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $640 09/23/2020 5:18:06 pm (CDT)
Ahnsfohnt $615 09/23/2020 5:18:06 pm (CDT)
palytoxin $590 09/22/2020 10:03:17 am (CDT)
jlk $565 09/22/2020 10:03:17 am (CDT)
jlk $563 09/21/2020 9:45:57 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $538 09/21/2020 9:45:57 pm (CDT)
jlk $464 09/21/2020 2:35:51 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $454 09/21/2020 12:24:16 pm (CDT)
galila $444 09/21/2020 12:24:10 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $440 09/21/2020 12:24:10 pm (CDT)
galila $430 09/21/2020 12:24:03 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $420 09/21/2020 12:24:03 pm (CDT)
galila $410 09/20/2020 3:43:00 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $400 09/20/2020 3:43:00 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $390 09/19/2020 3:19:33 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $388 09/19/2020 3:19:33 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $380 09/19/2020 3:19:26 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $370 09/19/2020 3:19:26 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $360 09/19/2020 3:19:20 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $350 09/19/2020 3:19:20 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $340 09/19/2020 3:19:16 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $330 09/19/2020 3:19:16 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $320 09/19/2020 3:19:11 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $310 09/19/2020 3:19:11 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $300 09/19/2020 3:19:06 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $290 09/19/2020 3:19:06 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $280 09/19/2020 3:19:01 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $270 09/19/2020 3:19:01 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $260 09/19/2020 3:18:55 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $250 09/19/2020 3:18:55 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $240 09/19/2020 3:18:50 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $230 09/19/2020 3:18:50 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $220 09/19/2020 3:18:44 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $210 09/19/2020 3:18:44 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $200 09/19/2020 3:18:37 pm (CDT)
bnavis427 $190 09/19/2020 3:18:37 pm (CDT)
smitty_5454 $180 09/19/2020 9:13:50 am (CDT)
MIK $170 09/19/2020 9:13:50 am (CDT)
smitty_5454 $160 09/19/2020 2:59:20 am (CDT)
Lebeau $150 09/19/2020 2:59:20 am (CDT)
smitty_5454 $86 09/18/2020 4:50:43 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $76 09/18/2020 4:50:43 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $60 09/18/2020 3:27:30 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $50 09/18/2020 1:54:12 am (CDT)
phenacite_philosphy $45 09/18/2020 1:54:12 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 09/17/2020 6:51:53 pm (CDT)
nmz $25 09/17/2020 6:51:53 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $20 09/17/2020 6:51:39 pm (CDT)
nmz $15 09/17/2020 6:51:39 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 09/17/2020 6:33:29 pm (CDT)