Witherite (fluorescent)

Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-In-Rock Mining Sub-District, Hardin County, Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 6.6 x 3.8 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $180
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

A classic, pseudo-hexagonal, tan Witherite crystal diplayed nicely on matrix, from the famous Minerva #1 Mine. The lustrous, translucent, blocky crystal (3.1 x 2.9 cm) is well-developed, and it has a bright, lemon-white fluorescence. An excellent example of an Illinois classic, for which Minerva is renowned, this is highly representative, older material from there. Sadly, this great locality closed in 1996, so exemplary specimens such as this small cabinet piece are rarely available and highly coveted. Formerly in the extensive collection of W & A Cook.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $180 05/19/2022 6:14:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $170 05/19/2022 6:14:14 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $170 05/19/2022 6:14:13 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $151 05/19/2022 4:29:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $141 05/19/2022 4:29:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 05/16/2022 6:58:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $101 05/16/2022 6:58:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/15/2022 4:54:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/15/2022 4:54:01 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/15/2022 3:58:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/15/2022 3:58:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 05/14/2022 8:02:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/14/2022 8:02:37 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/14/2022 5:49:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/14/2022 5:49:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/14/2022 10:11:18 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/13/2022 4:36:26 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.