Witherite (fluorescent) w/ Calcite (Kay Robertson Coll.)

Minerva No. 1 Mine, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois
9.5 x 6.0 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 01/09/2020 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/16/2020 6:55:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $535

Item Description

Three intergrown pseudo-hexagonal twinned witherite crystals form an impressive and sculptural large specimen from this well-known Illinois locale. The frosted classic stepped-growth faces cover most of the very glassy, translucent underlying tan calcite. The dimple at the crest of the large witherite makes it look like a volcano, adding pizzazz. Excellent white fluorescence. Ex Kay Robertson Collection # 8443 and acquired from Ron Sohn at the Tucson Show in 1978. Kay is a prominent California collector, who specialized in European classics (see the article in the March-April, 2007 Mineralogical Record and the 50+ page article in the German Magazine "Mineralien-Welt" November-December 2017). A very fine large Minerva Mine witherite with multiple display views.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
gorski $535 01/16/2020 6:47:43 pm (CST)
jabaco $510 01/16/2020 6:47:30 pm (CST)
gorski $502 01/16/2020 6:47:29 pm (CST)
jabaco $458 01/16/2020 6:40:57 pm (CST)
gorski $448 01/16/2020 6:40:56 pm (CST)
jabaco $435 01/16/2020 6:40:50 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $425 01/16/2020 6:40:50 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $425 01/16/2020 6:40:43 pm (CST)
gorski $421 01/16/2020 6:40:42 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $398 01/16/2020 6:39:15 pm (CST)
gorski $388 01/16/2020 6:38:34 pm (CST)
weloganites $381 01/16/2020 6:38:32 pm (CST)
gorski $369 01/16/2020 6:37:26 pm (CST)
weloganites $359 01/16/2020 6:35:03 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $350 01/16/2020 6:35:03 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $339 01/16/2020 6:34:25 pm (CST)
weloganites $329 01/16/2020 6:34:25 pm (CST)
weloganites $319 01/16/2020 6:33:48 pm (CST)
gorski $311 01/16/2020 6:33:48 pm (CST)
gorski $309 01/16/2020 6:29:43 pm (CST)
eoadave $299 01/16/2020 6:29:42 pm (CST)
eoadave $295 01/16/2020 6:29:16 pm (CST)
weloganites $285 01/16/2020 6:26:16 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $275 01/16/2020 6:26:16 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $264 01/16/2020 6:21:57 pm (CST)
eoadave $254 01/16/2020 6:21:57 pm (CST)
eoadave $205 01/16/2020 3:07:00 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $195 01/16/2020 3:07:00 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $169 01/16/2020 3:06:37 pm (CST)
eoadave $159 01/16/2020 3:06:36 pm (CST)
andrew_rocks $76 01/16/2020 12:25:21 pm (CST)
eqynvet $66 01/16/2020 12:25:21 pm (CST)
eqynvet $50 01/16/2020 11:52:19 am (CST)
charibol $45 01/16/2020 11:52:19 am (CST)
charibol $45 01/16/2020 11:51:56 am (CST)
eqynvet $44 01/16/2020 11:51:54 am (CST)
charibol $30 01/16/2020 8:34:54 am (CST)
Bonnaroo11 $25 01/16/2020 8:25:32 am (CST)
eqynvet $20 01/13/2020 4:42:23 pm (CST)
davidt222 $15 01/12/2020 3:15:40 pm (CST)
keith $10 01/12/2020 5:24:25 am (CST)