Yellow Fluorite, Sphalerite & Calcite w/ hydrocarbons (Chet Lemanski Coll.)

Cave-in-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Cabinet, 11.4 x 8.4 x 6.6 cm
Start Time: 05/01/2021 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/06/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $361
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

Intergrown classic gemmy amber-yellow fluorite cubes with satin lustre stepped-growth faces are accented with beautiful well-defined light sky-blue edge phantoms, a classic Minerva style. Yelow is, to me, the most valued color here as it is more rare than others. The impressive large central cube is 4.0 cm and a few scattered calcite spikes are a fine accessory. The cluster of sphalerite crystals at the base are rarely encountered in well-crystallized fluorite specimens from the locale. LW UV light reveals two unexpected surprises! The fluorites fluoresce a pretty light lavender and some of the crystals of the left side fluoresce yellow-white from hydrocarbon inclusions. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1997. A well-balanced, sculptural and rare large fluorite combination from the Minerva. A fine large specimen. Valued $2000

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $361 05/06/2021 6:13:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $351 05/06/2021 6:13:26 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $330 05/06/2021 2:25:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $320 05/06/2021 2:25:24 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $311 05/06/2021 2:25:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $301 05/06/2021 2:25:10 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $276 05/06/2021 2:20:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $266 05/06/2021 2:20:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $260 05/06/2021 11:01:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $250 05/06/2021 11:01:04 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $246 05/06/2021 11:00:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $236 05/06/2021 11:00:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $143 05/06/2021 8:22:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $133 05/06/2021 8:22:00 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 05/06/2021 5:54:30 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 05/06/2021 3:25:49 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 05/06/2021 3:25:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $110 05/06/2021 3:25:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $100 05/06/2021 3:25:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $90 05/06/2021 3:25:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $80 05/05/2021 9:13:33 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $70 05/05/2021 8:02:58 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $60 05/04/2021 7:26:18 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $50 05/04/2021 4:19:27 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $45 05/03/2021 7:45:36 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $40 05/03/2021 5:49:10 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $35 05/03/2021 5:49:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder * $35 05/03/2021 5:49:01 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $30 05/03/2021 5:48:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $25 05/03/2021 5:48:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/03/2021 5:48:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/03/2021 5:48:46 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/02/2021 11:15:25 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.