Fluorite on Stibnite
Unnamed quarry, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Small Cabinet, 9.5 x 4.5 x 1.7 cm
Ex. Matthew Webb
Almost totally covering an aesthetic cluster of stibnite crystals, reaching 9.5 cm in length, are lustrous and translucent, nearly colorless fluorite crystals to 2 mm across that exhibit a very faint purple hue. Lovely and unusual! This specimen features stibnite crystals which later became coated by colorless, lustrous fluorite. This find, a one time occurrence in the late 1980s (around 1988 if I recall), is responsible for some of the most unusual fluorites ever found. There was one dealer with one table of them at one of the small hotel shows in Tucson of that year. The one time occurrence, the combination of stibnite and fluorite, along with the specimen's aesthetic arrangement, make this piece very interesting!