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    Fluorite with Quartz
    Green Fluorite Mine, Manaoshan MineDongpo ore field
    Suxian District, Chenzhou, Hunan
    China

    This truly magnificent and massive cuboctahedron represents the classic shape from the famous Green Fluorite Mine but is unusually saturated, with a deep color. The exquisite and large singular crystal has, essentially, a bicolor aspect as the rather pronounced blue core within its overall greenish hue is easily visible through the one smooth face on the otherwise highly textural crystalline shape. Presented on a custom engraved acrylic base, the color piece is nicely accented on a sparkly white drusy matrix which cradles, frames and enhances the focal crystal wonderfully. While most material from the location was primarily broken chunks, a complete and colossal crystal like this is both an actual, and a metaphorical, treasure. This example comes out of the collection of the mine owner, Li Haibin, attesting to its quality.
    Measurements: 5.67 x 4.53 x 4.00 inches (14.40 x 11.50 x 10.15 cm)

    Provenance: Ex. Li Haibin Collection


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    September, 2021
    2nd Thursday
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