Fluorite With Aragonite Inclusions
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
Large Cabinet, 17.1 x 7.4 x 5.3 cm
A famous piece from early export of Russian minerals, sold in two portions that were found to fit together with a totally tight lock, though it is repaired to keep it so. Illustrated in old Min Record issue. Superb both horizontally and vertically. Totally pristine and undamaged! These crystals are razor sharp. They have intense green color, really unique in the context of all production from this area, and they have mesmerizing inclusiosn of white aragonite needles within. Overall, one of my favorite Dalnegorsk fluorites ever...well, one of my favorites, period, come to think of it. It is simply a mesmerizing piece of sculpture! I sold this in about 2007 and had the pleasure to get it back recently as that particular fluorite collection was sold (2011). During that time, it was in the noted worldwide fluorite collection of Gilles Emringer.