Pink Fluorite on Quartz
Goschenen Valley, Uri, Switzerland
Small Cabinet, 6.5 x 5.4 x 2.5 cm
Ex. Herb Obodda
This quality, small cab goes a long way to support the notion that Swiss Pink Fluorites are among the holy grails to Fluorite collectors. The two Fluorite octahedra sit attractively on a plate of large, gemmy Quartz crystals. Each Fluorite is pink, sharp, and has an attractive silky luster. The largest is 1.1 cm, tip to tip. Considering how arduous removing this Quartz plate must have been, it is remarkable what good condition the Fluorites are in, save for one small ding on one corner. Although there are not the classic bigger crystals here, the combination as a whole is striking, and the lovely blue fluorescence adds even more to the overall aesthetics.