- Fluorite and Quartz
- Nikolai Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Far-East Region, Siberia, Russia
- Small Cabinet, 7.3 x 5.0 x 3.0 cm
- Ex. Herb Obodda
Dal'negorsk Fluorites are held in high esteem throughout the mineral world and with good reason. Both the water-clear and green Fluorites are among the finest ever found. This pair of "invisible clear fluorites" is composed of 2 rectangular prisms, the largest of which is a full 3 cm long. This is an unusual elongated habit for the locality, and is quite attractive in its simplicity. The light etching on the faces gives the crystals visible form and substance, so you can tell both the gemminess and the habit at the same time. Associated with the Fluorites are dozens of centimeter-long Quartz spears that are actually scepters. You can see them impaling the Fluorite crystals and framing them at each end like a small bouquet, as if there is a garden in side. There is only very minor edge-wear on the Fluorites, but it doesn't affect the overall aesthetics at all. A very fine small cabinet specimen, from the Obodda collection!