Large Fluorite (excellent - classic locale - illustrated) Dr. S. Moreton Coll.

Middle Level, Hilton Mine, Scordale, Cumbria, England
15.3 x 11.0 x 6.4 cm
Start Time: 12/20/2018 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/03/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,200

Item Description

Gemmy and lustrous, rich golden-yellow fluorite cubes to 2.9 cm cover this impresssive and sculptural large specimen from the famous Hilton Mine. Portions of the glassy crystals are water-clear with others being translucent. The Hilton Mine was intermittently active from 1824-1919 for galena, witherite and barite. The mine was under lease, but finally abandoned in 1963 (MINDAT). Essentially pristine, except for trivial periphery wear. Purple fluorescence. This is an exceptional, large, old-time classic from the Hilton. It is over twice the size of a Hilton piece we offered at auction in February, 2017 and was valued at $1500. Fairly valued at $2500-3000. Ex Dr. Stephen Moreton Collection and illustrated in the MINDAT locale Photo Gallery with a September, 2018 photograph.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
2aardvarks $1,200 01/03/2019 2:43:06 pm (CST)
thejan2 $1,174 01/03/2019 2:43:06 pm (CST)
2aardvarks $1,001 01/03/2019 2:35:32 pm (CST)
thejan2 $976 01/03/2019 2:35:32 pm (CST)
2aardvarks $814 01/03/2019 1:31:12 am (CST)
thejan2 $789 01/03/2019 1:31:12 am (CST)
2aardvarks $702 01/03/2019 1:30:00 am (CST)
thejan2 $677 01/03/2019 1:30:00 am (CST)
2aardvarks $577 01/01/2019 12:22:23 pm (CST)
thejan2 $487 12/30/2018 2:23:05 am (CST)
goldfmi $485 12/29/2018 6:43:16 am (CST)
thejan2 $475 12/29/2018 6:42:48 am (CST)
goldfmi $465 12/29/2018 6:42:48 am (CST)
thejan2 $455 12/29/2018 6:42:08 am (CST)
goldfmi $445 12/29/2018 6:42:08 am (CST)
thejan2 $435 12/29/2018 1:24:39 am (CST)
goldfmi $410 12/26/2018 10:38:15 am (CST)
mineraldv $395 12/26/2018 9:59:19 am (CST)
goldfmi $373 12/26/2018 9:58:34 am (CST)
mineraldv $363 12/26/2018 9:58:34 am (CST)
goldfmi $343 12/24/2018 4:25:20 am (CST)
dlue1982 $311 12/24/2018 3:29:42 am (CST)
thejan2 $275 12/24/2018 3:29:36 am (CST)
dlue1982 $265 12/24/2018 3:29:36 am (CST)
thejan2 $255 12/24/2018 3:29:29 am (CST)
dlue1982 $245 12/24/2018 3:29:29 am (CST)
thejan2 $235 12/24/2018 1:24:10 am (CST)
goldfmi $211 12/23/2018 4:39:15 am (CST)
thejan2 $195 12/23/2018 4:38:54 am (CST)
goldfmi $185 12/23/2018 4:38:54 am (CST)
thejan2 $95 12/23/2018 12:01:04 am (CST)
goldfmi $60 12/22/2018 3:03:30 pm (CST)
rhodesian $35 12/22/2018 12:38:17 pm (CST)
allforrace $30 12/22/2018 12:38:17 pm (CST)
rhodesian $15 12/22/2018 9:58:16 am (CST)
dlue1982 $10 12/22/2018 3:34:40 am (CST)