Fluorite, Stibnite
Kadamzhay Mine (Kadamjay Mine; Kadamdjai Mine), Kadamzhay ore field, Fergana Valley, Alai (Alay) Range, Osh Oblast, Kyrgyzstan
Miniature, 4.3 x 3.6 x 1.6 cm
A brief period in the early 90's produced these wonderful combination pieces from the former Soviet Union. The gemmy purple Fluorites, which range up to 3 or 4 mm in size, have excellent luster and a fine rich color. The intergrown Stibnite crystals, which grow up to about 2 cm, have a secondary Quartz coating which adds even more visual interest to the piece. A very fine, aesthetic specimen rarely seen anymore on the market.