Rhodonite with Willemite and Calcite

Franklin Mine, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
6.7 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 09/17/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/24/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $1,287
Winning Bidder: forwhatitsworth

Item Description

The Franklin Mine is famous for its suite of minerals, with Rhodonite high in this pantheon of classic USA finds. These tabular crystals, which reach up to 3.2 cm on edge, have an excellent, raspberry-red color and good luster. The en echelon stacking of the crystals is highly aesthetic and very unusual. There is even fluorescent (green) Willemite and fluorescent (orange) Calcite to make this combination even more of a Franklin classic. A choice, highly representative specimen for this great, historic locality. This is robust, with good color and fine terminations, complete all around. Values on these do range, depending on how far you are from those "Franklin-collecting fanatics" on the East Coast, but this is easily a $2500 specimen at any show. Superb!

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
forwhatitsworth $1,287 09/24/2020 6:10:04 pm (CDT)
bear1 $1,237 09/24/2020 6:10:04 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $938 09/22/2020 9:07:31 pm (CDT)
dak $913 09/22/2020 8:46:54 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $888 09/22/2020 8:46:44 pm (CDT)
dak $873 09/22/2020 8:46:44 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $848 09/22/2020 8:46:34 pm (CDT)
dak $823 09/22/2020 8:46:34 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $798 09/22/2020 8:46:19 pm (CDT)
dak $773 09/22/2020 8:46:19 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $748 09/22/2020 8:46:07 pm (CDT)
dak $723 09/22/2020 8:46:07 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $698 09/22/2020 8:45:57 pm (CDT)
dak $673 09/22/2020 8:45:57 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $648 09/22/2020 8:45:49 pm (CDT)
dak $623 09/22/2020 8:45:49 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $598 09/22/2020 8:45:40 pm (CDT)
dak $573 09/22/2020 8:45:40 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $548 09/22/2020 8:45:28 pm (CDT)
dak $523 09/22/2020 8:45:28 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $489 09/22/2020 8:45:07 pm (CDT)
dak $479 09/22/2020 8:45:07 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $405 09/22/2020 8:44:52 pm (CDT)
dak $395 09/22/2020 8:44:52 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $385 09/22/2020 10:44:35 am (CDT)
jlk $375 09/22/2020 10:44:34 am (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $347 09/21/2020 2:37:37 pm (CDT)
jlk $337 09/21/2020 2:37:37 pm (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $290 09/20/2020 5:22:27 am (CDT)
cotter4 $280 09/20/2020 5:22:27 am (CDT)
forwhatitsworth $210 09/19/2020 9:47:19 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $200 09/19/2020 9:47:19 pm (CDT)
sjcorrea $165 09/17/2020 8:22:38 pm (CDT)
mjstott $155 09/17/2020 8:22:38 pm (CDT)
mjstott $90 09/17/2020 7:53:39 pm (CDT)
JKS $80 09/17/2020 7:53:39 pm (CDT)
mjstott $70 09/17/2020 7:43:19 pm (CDT)
JKS $60 09/17/2020 7:11:54 pm (CDT)
JKS* $50 09/17/2020 7:11:31 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat* $50 09/17/2020 7:11:31 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $25 09/17/2020 7:11:14 pm (CDT)
JKS $20 09/17/2020 7:11:14 pm (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 09/17/2020 6:34:37 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.