Galena & bi-colored Fluorite (Allen Dillwith Coll.)

Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County, Illinois
8.3 x 7.7 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 01/05/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/10/2019 6:39:14 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $560

Item Description

Galena and fluorite combinations of this crystal size and unusual quality are RARE from the famous mines of Cave-in-Rock, which includes the famous Minerva No. 1 Mine. A 3.0 cm sharp, lustrous, metallic-gray compound galena cube is dramtically set on matrix covered with unusually colored fluorite cubes and another galena. The translucent cubes, to 2.0 cm, have satin luster faces with teal-blue interiors and pretty violet edge highlights. The scattered tiny rubyjack sphalerites on the back confirm the Hardin County locality. One corner of the galena cube is bruised and scattered bruising to the fluorite cubes is noted, but these are certainly minimal detractions to this uncommon and exotic combination from Cave-in-Rock. Purple fluorescence. The photos could not capture the true teal-blue color of the fluorites. Choice material from the Allen Dillwith Collection. MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jbr4000 $560 01/10/2019 6:34:14 pm (CST)
gedeco $490 01/10/2019 6:31:48 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $470 01/10/2019 6:28:38 pm (CST)
gedeco $445 01/10/2019 6:28:23 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $435 01/10/2019 6:28:23 pm (CST)
gedeco $410 01/10/2019 6:28:09 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $400 01/10/2019 6:28:09 pm (CST)
gedeco $375 01/10/2019 6:23:23 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $340 01/10/2019 6:21:37 pm (CST)
gedeco $323 01/10/2019 6:13:27 pm (CST)
jlk $313 01/10/2019 6:13:27 pm (CST)
gedeco $295 01/09/2019 4:49:16 pm (CST)
jbr4000 $285 01/09/2019 1:46:39 am (CST)
jimsgems $275 01/09/2019 1:46:30 am (CST)
jbr4000 $275 01/09/2019 1:46:30 am (CST)
jimsgems $225 01/08/2019 7:54:41 pm (CST)
gedeco $180 01/08/2019 7:49:46 pm (CST)
jimsgems $175 01/08/2019 7:49:46 pm (CST)
gedeco $41 01/08/2019 7:34:46 pm (CST)
mbriver $36 01/08/2019 7:21:14 pm (CST)
spencera $35 01/08/2019 7:21:14 pm (CST)
mbriver $25 01/07/2019 11:10:46 pm (CST)
blueskies $20 01/07/2019 8:29:18 pm (CST)
poyoyoyo $16 01/07/2019 8:29:18 pm (CST)
blueskies $10 01/07/2019 3:47:14 pm (CST)