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    Fluorite & Quartz
    Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit (Huanggangliang Mine; Huanggang Mine)
    Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Chifeng City (Ulanhad League; Chifeng Prefecture)
    Inner Mongolia
    China

    Out of a famous pocket from 2019, this complex association is quite extreme. This unusually large matrix from the vaunted locality consists of multiple sharp pink Fluorite crystals, amid a "grassy field" of Quartz points with Hedenbergite, resulting in the unique grayish-green color of the secondary mineralization on this huge plate. With no repairs or restorations, this is a serious specimen from a very famous find. Such examples are often highly valued, especially in China, which is no surprise given the association of those two minerals. The natural contrast of the dull green against the reddish-pink crystals is an added bonus, and the quality, color and form of the relatively sizable points combine to make this a superlative piece. The biological covering punctuated with the enormous crystal clusters is truly sublime, and both serious magnitude and unusual appearance give this an irresistible attraction. A third element involved is some white, flaky and thin Calcite that serves to "glue" the Fluorite to the Quartz and which runs over the rock, primarily through the middle, somewhat bisecting the museum quality offering into segments.
    Measurements: 9.84 x 9.45 x 3.94 inches (25.00 x 24.00 x 10.00 cm)


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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