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    Fluorite
    De'an fluorite mine, Wushan
    De'an Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi
    China

    Related to the style from the early 2000s find referred to as "Grape Jelly" for obvious reasons, this type of Fluorite features highly dimensional crystals as opposed to the more typical flat plates. This example exhibits top raspberry-purple color and displays beautifully. A relatively massive piece, this consists of a large cluster of interwoven cuboctahedron crystals atop a natural base of whitish matrix. Presented on a custom acrylic base, the specimen was featured in the 2013 'Crystalline Treasures of China' exhibition at the University of Arizona in conjunction with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show that year. Its combination of color, form and size make this one excellent representation of this unique type of Fluorite from China.
    Measurements: 6.69 x 5.91 x 4.13 inches (17.00 x 15.00 x 10.50 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Robert Lavinsky Collection


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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