important Willemite var. Troostite (fluorescent!), ex. David Burgess Coll.

Sterling Mine, Sterling Hill, Franklin Mining District, Sussex Co., New Jersey
15.5 x 9.5 x 9.3 cm
Start Time: 06/09/2019 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/13/2019 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,074

Item Description

A 5.2 cm, textbook hexagonal, sharp, terminated Willemite variety Troostite (Mn-rich) is dramatically set on one face of the impressive large sculptural blocky calcite matrix, that hosts more willemite sections. The moderately lustrous crystal has fine salmon color and a pristine, contacted termination. This is an exceptional and important large combination with a large sharp willemite from the famous Sterling Mine. Neon-green and neon-orange fluorescence, as you would expect! Ex David Burgess Collection, for whom Burgessite is named. Valued at $2500 a number of years ago on HIS card label recording wha the paid for it (probably in the 1980s or 1990s). It is certainly worth more today. THis is a major, significant USA specimen

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
anup $1,074 06/13/2019 5:55:16 pm (CDT)
galila $1,024 06/13/2019 5:51:42 pm (CDT)
anup $999 06/13/2019 5:51:42 pm (CDT)
galila $974 06/13/2019 5:51:32 pm (CDT)
anup $949 06/13/2019 5:51:32 pm (CDT)
galila $924 06/13/2019 5:51:14 pm (CDT)
anup $899 06/13/2019 5:51:14 pm (CDT)
galila $804 06/13/2019 3:38:51 pm (CDT)
ericclapton $679 06/12/2019 8:30:57 am (CDT)
galila $669 06/12/2019 8:30:57 am (CDT)
ericclapton $410 06/11/2019 11:56:50 am (CDT)
njrocks $232 06/11/2019 2:10:04 am (CDT)
medicinewheel $222 06/11/2019 2:10:04 am (CDT)
njrocks $91 06/10/2019 7:56:29 pm (CDT)
keith $81 06/10/2019 7:56:29 pm (CDT)
njrocks $66 06/10/2019 4:42:27 pm (CDT)
tmr $25 06/10/2019 3:40:09 pm (CDT)
sterk $20 06/10/2019 3:40:09 pm (CDT)
tmr $10 06/10/2019 12:33:18 pm (CDT)