Poggio Balate, Termini Imerese, Palermo Prov., Sicily, Italy
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 6.9 x 5.6 cm

Vertical stack of intergrown cubes up to 2.6 cm in size on matrix with unusual sky blue to almost teal Fluorite depending on the light source. The majority of the Fluorites in this 2019-2020 lot are a cobalt to darker blue color. This is a highly interesting natural color variation to those. The cubes are transparent in most directions, showing clear to white centers contrasting with great blue phantoms. The cubes do have preferential frosting on some faces that obscures the view of the blue edge phantoms. There is contacting on the back and lower right side with minor edge wear and bruising on some cubes but overall the piece is in good condition. The blue hue varies depending on lighting but shows it’s most brilliant color under cool LED lights and purple fluorescence under UV lights. An uncommon Fluorite with a unusual color variation.