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    FLUORITE on QUARTZ
    Ruyuan Fluorite Mine, Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan Pref., Guangdong Prov., China

    As collectors know, Fluorite offers an almost infinite mix of crystal forms, colors and associated minerals to choose from. Here that huge variety boils down to almost spherical crystals that show very close to equal growth of the cubic and octahedral faces, with considerable numbers of "stepped" type modifications to the octahedral ones. The internal color is a very pale blue that is almost colorless, but the last few microns of the exteriors show a deep purple, which is most prominent on the smooth, planar, cube faces. There are roughly fifteen of these transparent, globular crystals nestled in and on a matrix covered with stubby, colorless Quartz crystals and a light dusting of Pyrite crystals. This piece exhibits glassy luster, is in prisitine condition and comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall Measurements: 6 x 6 x 2.5 inches (15.24 x 15.24 x 6.35 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.


    Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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