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    BLUE FLUORITE
    Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
    Few mineral species are able to compete with the rainbow of color combinations that Fluorite can possess. Among the most appreciated are the turquoise blue cubes with darker blue-violet exteriors that come from the Yaogangxian Mine in Hunan, China. In this exceptionally beautiful example, cubic crystals up to 1 1/8 inches on edge are perched on top of a bone-white matrix of Dolomite that is visible both under and through the very transparent Fluorite. The main crystal shows contact on the back side, but overall appearance from the display direction is quite exquisite. The intense and unusual turquoise blue coloration is rather uncommon from this locality and the Fluorite has very good luster. It was mined in 2009 and came from the private collection of experienced China-hand Ken Roberts. This colorful specimen measures 3¼ inches high x 2½ inches wide x 2¼ inches deep has a custom unlabeled base.

    Provenance: ex. Ken Roberts Private Collection




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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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