Poggio Balate, Termini Imerese, Palermo Prov., Sicily, Italy
Miniature, 4.0 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm

Sharp intergrown cubes of fantastic blue Fluorite. The main 2 cm cube exhibits a clear to milky white center with an outermost zone of cobalt blue. The front display face has a satin luster and is transparent showing off the wonderful rich blue phantoms. Some of the other faces have a preferential frosting making the view into the cube a translucent, glowing celestial blue. The blue hue varies depending on lighting but shows the most brilliant color under cool LED lights and fluoresces purple under UV light. There is some bruising and contacting causing incomplete corners on the back of the piece. Found sometime in 2019-2020 from the famous Poggio Balate location in Sicily.