DescriptionSTERLING HILL FREEFORM FLUORESCENT
Sterling Hill Mine, Ogdensburg, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
This large polished freeform is a superbly decorative display of some of the finest fluorescing material in the world. The Sterling Hill Mine in New Jersey is considered one of the premier localities for fluorescents, and the present sculpture is composed of Willemite in Calcite, a non-descript mix under normal light, with the calcite matrix profusely speckled with blebs of brown-red Willemite and non-fluorescing black Franklinite. Under shortwave ultraviolet light however, its inner beauty is revealed: the Calcite burns with an incredibly vibrant red color, dramatically contrasting with the bright, electric green of the Willemite. Presented on a red-painted metal stand, it is 18¾ inches (47.6 cm) high overall.
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000.
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