Nikolaevskiy Mine, Dalnegorsk, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Thumbnail, 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.0 cm
Ex. Ernest Schlichter
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These water-clear, transparent clean fluorite crystals came out in the 1980s from the famous deposit here. Thumbnails were rare and in any case, seldom preserved. This is an exquisite "ice cube" fluorite from those finds, purchased in Munich in 1994 by Ernie. It is an unusually aesthetic and competitive thumbnail for this material with a nearly pristine 2 cm-on-edge crystal perfectly perched for display. A true locality classic, but also one of the cleanest and most pure examples of CaF2 that you will ever see...It came from the well-known East Coast thumbnail specialist Ernie Schlicter. Ernie was Shields Flynn's friend and thumbnail mentor/competitor and passed on 300 of his favorite core specimens to Shields for this collection.