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    FLUORITE
    Dal'negorsk Tetyuche, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia

    It is often said that simplicity is the soul of high art. If that is the case, this little number is a poster-child for such refined aesthetics. It consists of two simple cubes of Fluorite with deceptively simple form and luster. Only upon close observation do certain details start to emerge. For example, there are two "phantom" zones within the main crystal where tiny inclusions of some unidentified dark mineral appear as two parallel planes of inclusions, but only on one side of the crystal. Another subtle touch is that, although the crystal appears colorless, it is actually a very faint shade of green. Last, but not least, is the 'forest' of pyramids that appear to sprout from one surface of the crystal and head into the interior. These are the result of Dolomite crystals being incorporated into the Fluorite. Simple, and yet ... not. There is no other matrix. The glassy luster is a good as it gets with Fluorite. The specimen comes with a custom acrylic base.
    Overall Measurements: 1.61 x 1.36 x 1.4 inches (4.1 x 3.46 x 3.56 cm)
    Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Collector's Edge [Hoppel #D0395]


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    May, 2014
    4th Sunday
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