An uncommon CLEAR English fluorite, 2 cm on edge, formed on a bed of sparkly quartz. Nice miniature! 5.7 x 3.8 x 3.1 cm
There are two specimens of clear English fluorite from the Cambokeels Mine in this auction. This one features three intergrown crystals to 2 cm nicely positioned on a bed of quartz. There is a very small cleave on the corner of one of the crystals, and contact on the back side of one where the specimen was removed from matrix. But you do not see that many of these in any condition, so it is quite desirable. 5.8 x 5.5 x 3.7
SUPERB, pristine and VERY RICH specimen of interpenetrating purple to colorless, lustrous and preferentially etched fluorite cubes on matrix from the famous mines of Laurium, Greece. Old and choice material. This is the richest such specimen of the Laurium fluorite I have had 7.3 x 6.2 x 4.8 cm
A dramatic, superb and pristine specimen of transparent, lustrous and lightly etched purple fluorite cubes to 1.4 x 1.4 cm with phantoms aesthetically set on sparkly druzy quartz matrix from the La Collada District of Spain. Our resident fluorite expert states that Spanish fluorite on quartz is uncommon. 8.4 x 6.4 x 6.3 cm
These beautiful green fluorites are from a new locality in the mountains of Grant County, New Mexico! A friend of mine has started a new claim working in these rugged mountains, pulling out these bright, lustrous green fluorite specimens which are quite different from the more famous and classic purple octahedrons formerly seen from claims in these mountains! NOTE: these are sensitive to lighting and actually appear as a much deeper/richer green color in fluorescent tube lights than under halogen or sun-natural lighting, in contrast to many mineral specimens. This specimen has crystals to 1.5 cm, with good transparency. 7.6 x 5 x 4.5 cm
A superb specimen from the now-closed Gordonsville, featuring two large intergrown crystals. The larger is 4.4 cm along the edge. The crystals are damage-free (flat natural contact face on the back), and are glowing and translucent, with a purple cast around the edges. Good Tennessee specimens are becoming NOTICEABLY harder to come by. 9 x 7 x 5 cm
These beautiful green fluorites are from a new locality in the mountains of Grant County, New Mexico! A friend of mine has started a new claim working in these rugged mountains, pulling out these bright, lustrous green fluorite specimens which are quite different from the more famous and classic purple octahedrons formerly seen from claims in these mountains! NOTE: these are sensitive to lighting and actually appear as a much deeper/richer green color in fluorescent tube lights than under halogen or sun-natural lighting, in contrast to many mineral specimens. This is a large piece, with crystals to 1.8 cm along the top, and a field of small, light green, transparent crystals covering the bottom of the specimen. 13.5 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm
A fine Okarusu mini, with unusually transparent crystals to 1.2 cm that you can see the matrix right through; instead of just the usual purple tones mixed with green, these crystals have distinct purple corners with clear green interiors. Really pretty! 4.0 x 3.5 x 2.0 cm
Deep pink crystals to 2 cm cover the matrix on this specimen from recent mining. 13.4 x 5.8 x 3.1 cm
A BIG Okarusu specimen with large, fine crystals showing the characteristic deep purple and green tones. The crystals are up to 3.3 cm across which makes this one of the better specimens we have offered of the material. Frankly it was held out for a gallery update but we ran out of good larger rocks for this auction so , here it is. The crystal SIZE makes all the difference in value on these. Little xls are common enough, though it isnt easy to get pristine specimens and the ones we HAVE offered have been cherrypicked from many more. Still, crystals above 2 cm are very rare even amongst the rubbish . This piece also has interesting corner modifications, and virtually no damage to the main display area! It needs to be mentioned there is peripheral damage all along the BOTTOM of the display face, though not on the faces of the major crystals themselves - just beneath them in a horizon. There is admittedly some damage on the backside as well. Still, it displays like a killer and as I said, the SIZE of the crystals makes this stand out greatly amidst all the others. 17.5 x 8.0 x 6.0 cm
9.9 x 6.8 x 5.2 cm. A very heavy galena specimen with rounded, but recognizably cuboctohedral crystals, to 3.5 cm on edge. This is a fine, all-around complete cluster of large galenas from the locality circa mid-1800s. It has minor associations of fluorite and sphalerite.
6.6 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm. A really unusual, complexly stepped fluorite crystal from this famed old locality, with much more translucency and a faint hint of pale color, in person. The crystal is complete all around.
Amazingly shaped purple botryoidal fluorite from Mogok, Burma. Very unusual and very uncommon material from Burma. Front and back views are given. I sold it before that, and I had gotten it out of a shipment from Burma in 2001. Burma is now embargoed and even if they were finding much of these anymore, which they are not, it would be hard to get ahold of them. It is very dramatic in appearance and quite unlike any other purple fluorite you might have already! 8.7 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm
8.0 x 6.1 x 3.0 cm. A beautiful, sparkling cluster of bright yellow fluorite draped by bright white quartz crystals, for a pretty combination.
18.0 x 16.2 x 3.6 cm. This really colorful, large, plate of intergrown fluorite features crystals exhibiting stepped growth, with super gemminess and good luster. The crystals generally have emerald green cores and purple edges. Crystals reach 5 cm (2 inches) across.
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