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    FLUORITE with CALCITE
    China

    Big Chinese Fluorites have been quite popular ever since such things started to trickle out of China a decade and more ago. This complex assemblage of shapes hosts hundreds of sharp, glassy cubes of light green Fluorite up to 1.25 inches (3.2 cm) on edge. The backside is also composed of Fluorite, but it is also heavily encrusted with colorless, tabular Calcite crystals up to 1.31 inches (3.35 cm) across. Since this is an extremely large cabinet specimen, there are the usual nicks to a few crystals and a bruised area on top of a knob; otherwise condition is fine to excellent.
    Overall measurements: 20 x 19 x 10 inches (50 x 48 x 25.4 cm). Offered at no reserve.

    Provenance: Chulin Zhu [Hoppel Catalog # D1823]

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    2nd Sunday
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