Fluorite, Quartz, Apophyllite
Mahodari, Nasik District, Maharashtra, India
Cabinet, 11.6 x 10.6 x 6.7 cm
AN INCREDIBLE and UNIQUE Indian CABINET specimen of two complete and pristine, translucent, golden-amber, mushroom-shaped, yellow fluorite crystals to 5.0 cm. They sit on crystallized quartz matrix flanking a quartz cast after a dissolved apophyllite crystal from Mahodari. The bottom of the pseudomorphed cast is open and leads to a hollow cavity! Truly a one-off specimen! Valued at $1500. This is an AMAZING specimen that is unlike any others we have seen on overall aspect, though of course there were some of these odd botryoidal fluorites available for awhile (now not as common). Botryoidal fluorite in general is very rare and from other localities tends to be ugly and grayish, whereas these translucent amber-colored fluorites from India make for much more spectacular display pieces. This one, I think, kinda looks like a frog. 11.6 x 10.6 x 6.7 cm