Fluorite on Quartz
Large Cabinet, 18.1 x 14.8 x 6.3 cm
Kavalerovo, NE of Dalnegorsk, Siberia, Russia
This fluorite specimen features gorgeous, deep green fluorite octohedra to almost 5 cm on edge, perched on contrasting white matrix of CRYSTALLIZED quartz. The combo is very distinct, and classic for this locale. This is a rare specimen from a locality that is older than, and much more collectible now that it is gone, than Dalnegorsk. I am told that it is probably from the 1950s or 60s, and is certainly one of the best of its kind. It is a piece I first saw about 10 years ago and recently was able to get back from the collector I sold it to at the time. I was told at the time that it was from the collection of noted Russian collector Vladimir Pelepenko, although I do not have a label to that effect.