Fluorite on Celestine
Tule Mine, Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
Aesthetically perched on a sharp "spear" of snow-white celestite are cubes of glassy and gemmy, pastel purple, cubes of fluorite, to 1.1 cm across. This piece is exceptional for several reasons: the stark sharpness of the chisel-shaped celestite; the exceptionally gemmy cubes of fluorite; and the overall aesthetics. As well, most of these were big and ugly - to find an aesthetic miniature is actually more difficult than to own a larger specimen