Thorite (classic material)

Kemp Prospect, Cardiff Township, Haliburton Co., Ontario, Canada
Ex. Al Kidwell
Small Cabinet, 5.2 x 4.7 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $62

Item Description

A rarely seen specimen of the classic Thorite specimens from the Kemp Prospect in Haliburton County, Ontario. The piece is a good sized crystal, though crude, it's essentially a complete "floater", as it's crystallized on all sides, with small dark green Diopside crystals scattered on the surface. This piece dates back circa 1960s-1970s and is one of the larger examples we've had to offer from the locality. The Kemp Prospect is known to produce the largest examples of Thorite in the world, and this piece would make a great addition to any rare mineral collection or a suite or uranium minerals. PLEASE NOTE: This piece was erroneously labeled as coming from the Kemp Prospect in "Connecticut", and obvious mistake, but we wanted to make sure the buyer is aware that the label has different information from the actual locality. From the worldwide mineral collection of Albert Lewis Kidwell (January 1, 1919 - August 16, 2008). Al was a well-known mineral collector and research geologist with Carter Oil Company and later Exxon Oil Company in Houston, Texas. The phosphate species Kidwellite was named in his honor in 1974.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$62 03/23/2023 6:38:33 pm (CDT)
$55 03/23/2023 6:38:33 pm (CDT)
$51 03/23/2023 6:38:01 pm (CDT)
$46 03/23/2023 6:38:01 pm (CDT)
$40 03/23/2023 6:18:53 pm (CDT)
$35 03/23/2023 1:59:00 pm (CDT)
$33 03/23/2023 1:59:00 pm (CDT)
$28 03/21/2023 8:31:54 pm (CDT)
$23 03/21/2023 8:31:54 pm (CDT)
$20 03/19/2023 6:08:57 pm (CDT)
$15 03/18/2023 7:38:35 am (CDT)
$10 03/18/2023 2:11:38 am (CDT)