Weloganite (superb XL, TYPE LOCALITY)

Francon quarry, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (TL)
Small Cabinet, 6.7 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:35:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $460
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Weloganite is a very rare strontium, sodium, zirconium carbonate and this choice, small cabinet specimen is from the TYPE LOCALITY - the now-closed Francon Quarry in Montreal, Quebec. The classically-tapered, layered, translucent, and lustrous 1.4 cm crystal is nicely set in a pocket on the matrix. The termination has been slightly etched, but the overall aesthetics are quite good. The best of this extremely rare species are from a very few pockets at Francon. This cement quarry is known for its incredibly strange chemistry, and it has also produced a number of other rarities in the past. Weloganites are simply not available now, except if you are fortunate enough to find one released from advanced, recycled collections. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook. They purchased it from legendary Canadaian field collector and dealer, Gilles Haineault (Haineaultite). Superb single crystals of this color and quality should retail for easily $2000-plus, on matrix.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $460 05/19/2022 6:29:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $450 05/19/2022 6:08:23 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $441 05/19/2022 6:08:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $411 05/19/2022 6:08:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $401 05/19/2022 6:08:12 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $361 05/19/2022 6:08:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $351 05/19/2022 6:08:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $311 05/19/2022 6:07:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $301 05/19/2022 6:07:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $271 05/19/2022 12:12:00 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $261 05/19/2022 12:12:00 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $251 05/19/2022 12:11:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $241 05/19/2022 12:11:53 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $231 05/19/2022 12:11:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $221 05/19/2022 12:11:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $211 05/18/2022 10:19:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $201 05/18/2022 10:19:43 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $160 05/18/2022 8:30:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 05/18/2022 8:30:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $140 05/18/2022 8:30:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $130 05/18/2022 8:30:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $120 05/18/2022 8:00:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/18/2022 2:00:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/17/2022 6:42:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/17/2022 2:32:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $85 05/17/2022 2:32:43 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/17/2022 1:03:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/17/2022 1:03:20 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/17/2022 1:03:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/17/2022 1:03:15 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/17/2022 1:03:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/17/2022 1:03:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/16/2022 1:25:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/16/2022 3:14:11 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/14/2022 3:13:08 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $20 05/14/2022 3:12:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $20 05/14/2022 3:12:40 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/14/2022 10:10:38 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 4:33:38 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.