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    Fluorite with Dolomite
    Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co.
    Chenzhou, Hunan

    A blocky chain of sizable Fluorite cubes atop a fabulous matrix of equally geometric Dolomite describes this outstanding specimen. Out of the Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, the natural dichotomy of the varied components is near perfect. The colorful Fluorite with a light purple hue complemented by some inner blue highlights contrasts wonderfully against the stark, granular Dolomite. The shapes and similarity of the two mineral varieties give the appearance of a "positive-negative" effect, especially since the vivid Fluorite cubes have partially grown over the blocks of matrix. This was part of Dr. Steve Smale's Collection. Many natural growth patterns are noticeable on the crystals, and the piece itself is in excellent condition.
    Measurements: 6.30 x 3.56 x 2.63 inches (16.00 x 9.03 x 6.68 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Steve Smale Collection

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    Auction Info

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