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    Fluorite with Pyrite
    Shangbao Mine, Leiyang Co.
    Hengyang, Hunan
    China

    This cuboctahedron of Fluorite from the renowned Shangbao Mine is an iconic example of the popular material and features a two-tone aspect with the classic purple coloration accented by internal hues of golden-yellow. As if the amazing geometric form is not enough the perfect amount and variety of matrix makes this a paramount collectible specimen. Spears of clear white Quartz form the base and encroach onto one of the crystal faces. Lustrous, cubic Pyrites are sprinkled among the matrix, especially on both the reverse and underside of the association. An ideal small cabinet piece approaching 3 inches (7.6 cm) in size, this stunning mineral will standout in any serious display case with its clear and textural surfaces, which is no surprise since it can boast the provenance of having resided in the collection of Dr. Steve Smale.
    Measurements: 2.98 x 2.37 x 1.93 inches (7.58 x 6.02 x 4.90 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Steve Smale Collection


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    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
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