J12-459
Fluorite on Galena
$3,500.00
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
ex. Richard Heck
Small Cabinet, 7.4 x 5.5 x 5.1 cm
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A dramatic display specimen from old finds ate Naica, featuring a 4-cm-across, 3-cm-deep fluorite perched atop a pedestal of galena. The crystal is just sitting up there, freely exposed and viewable all around. It is very gemmy, and has a subtle pastel color to it caused by a clear zone around a green core in the center. This crystal, in atypical Naica fashion, is sharply cubic rather than modified by the octohedral form as is common here. And, some edges have a natural rounded look, very weird and rare, to them. One of the special fluorites, and a personal favorite for aesthetics, among many in this fine old Mexican mineral collection. Joe Budd photos.