large Vivianite plate (unusual Florida locale)

Clear Spring Mine, Homeland, Polk Co., Florida
Cabinet, 13.2 x 10.2 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 09/11/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A rare, unusually large vivivianite specimen from this less well-known open pit phosphate mine. Moderately lustrous, greenish-gray prisms, to 1.4 cm, are fashionably scattered jackstraw-style on the sculptural starkly contrasting chalky matrix. These were mined in the mid-1980s by the mine geologist and kept in his collection until we obtained the lot. A significant large Florida and US vivianite specimen. These are one of the very few Florida collector minerals and large pieces o fthis size are uncommon.