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    WATER-CLEAR FLUORITE ON PYRRHOTITE
    Dal'negorsk, Tjetjuche, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
    The various mines of the Dal'negorsk area are host to a diverse and exceptional suite of minerals. The Fluorite and Calcite specimens are world renowned. Especially valued are the lustrous, simple cubes of water-clear Fluorite that have been pried from the walls of fissures in the ore-bodies. Outstanding examples, of which this is one, feature sharp, undamaged crystals of large size: in this case 1 1/2 inches on edge for the largest cubes. The matrix is a dark bronze metallic mass of Pyrrhotite that contrasts sharply against the 'Ice-cube' appearance of the Fluorite. The large size of this specimen, coupled with the absolutely pristine condition of the Fluorite, means that this particular treasure has few peers anywhere in the collections of the World. Overall measurements of this impressive specimen are 8 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Accompanied by a custom labeled base.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2009
    17th Sunday
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