large Vivianite plate (unusual Florida locale)

Clear Spring Mine, Homeland, Polk Co., Florida
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 Bid: $30
Winning Bidder: sjcorrea

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.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
sjcorrea $30 09/17/2020 3:26:22 pm (CDT)
piercearrow $25 09/17/2020 10:27:38 am (CDT)
tkiy $20 09/17/2020 10:27:38 am (CDT)
piercearrow $15 09/14/2020 9:47:04 pm (CDT)
mmcdade $10 09/13/2020 1:25:36 pm (CDT)