Snowbird Mine, Fish Creek, Alberton, Mineral Co., Montana, USA
Ex. Colin Manlove
Miniature, 4.7 x 3.7 x 2.1 cm
Start Time: 11/25/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 11/30/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $99

Item Description

Parisite-(Ce) is not found in many world localities in fine display specimens, and the rarely seen examples from the Snowbird Mine in Montana are some of the best and largest crystals ever seen. This miniature specimen features several, slender, deep reddish-brown prismatic Parisite-(Ce) crystals measuring up to about 1.3 cm. on matrix. Most of the crystals are contacted in spots, so the piece is no damage free, but it's a decent reference specimen from this lesser known mine in northwest Montana (between Missoula and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho). The mine was worked for Fluorite for a short time during the 1950s, but arguably it's best known for its Parisite-(Ce) specimens. These are very few and far between on the market now. From the collection of Colin Manlove.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$99 11/29/2023 11:33:34 pm (CST)
$89 11/29/2023 11:33:34 pm (CST)
$53 11/28/2023 1:12:57 pm (CST)
$48 11/28/2023 1:12:57 pm (CST)
$43 11/28/2023 1:12:47 pm (CST)
$38 11/28/2023 1:12:46 pm (CST)
$33 11/28/2023 1:12:36 pm (CST)
$28 11/28/2023 1:12:36 pm (CST)
$10 11/25/2023 9:56:55 pm (CST)