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    FLUORITE & PYRITE
    Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Mun. de Saucillo, Chihuahua, Mexico

    The greater public has only become aware of the Naica area of Chihuahua because of the gigantic Selenite crystals discovered in the "Cueva de Cristalles," accidently intersected by mining operations not too long ago. Collectors have long been aware of the wonderful things that these mines have produced over the years. Among them are the aesthetic Fluorite specimens that have graced many a collector's cabinet, such as this one, showing a discrete scattering of water clear, cubo-octahedrons of Fluorite on a mixed Sphalerite and Pyrite matrix. The gemmy, colorless crystals of Fluorite, up to 0.66 inches (1.7 cm), are sitting on a contrasting, brassy yellow druse of Pyrite, while Sphalerite crystals with gemmy highlights appear on the periphery of the specimen. The Fluorite crystals are exceptionally well formed and are in excellent condition. Luster is glassy to waxy, and the specimen is accompanied by a custom acrylic base.
    Overall measurements: 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.7 inches (6.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm)


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    7th Sunday
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