Wulfenite, Mimetite, and Willemite (fluorescent)

San Francisco Mine, Cerro Prieto, Sonora, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 9.1 x 7.4 x 4.2 cm
Start Time: 09/23/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/30/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $359
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

CLASSIC and showy, this fine Mexican combination piece is from the famous San Francisco Mine. Water-clear, beveled windowpanes of orange-yellow, tabular Wulfenites to 1.2 cm are nicely set among delicate, crystalline clusters of intensely orange Mimetite. Most fortunately, the main crystal of Wulfenites has remained pristine, and displays beautifully. like a glass window (although surrounding crystals have some damage) There are grains of Willemite throughout the matrix, and they have their typical, neon green fluorescence (something you do not often see documented! extra bonus...). Interestingly, the Mimetite has a deep red fluorescence, which is not often seen. This is certainly one of the most desirable of Mexican combination pieces, and the rich orange of the Mimetite color leads me to believe that this is an older piece from the 1960s or 70s. This is an engaging and aesthetic small cabinet piece. It should survive shipment, because of the pocket protecting the blades.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $359 09/30/2021 3:23:21 pm (CDT)
colorado $355 09/30/2021 3:23:21 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $210 09/24/2021 8:57:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $200 09/24/2021 8:57:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $149 09/24/2021 8:57:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $139 09/24/2021 8:57:31 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $119 09/24/2021 6:41:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $109 09/24/2021 6:41:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 09/24/2021 2:50:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $35 09/24/2021 2:50:56 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 09/24/2021 2:50:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 09/24/2021 2:50:50 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 09/24/2021 2:50:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 09/24/2021 2:50:44 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 09/24/2021 2:37:55 am (CDT)