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Fluorite (GEM "floater" specimen) viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, January 24, 2019

La Viesca Mine, Huergo, La Collada mining area, Siero, Asturias, Spain
  • Starting Time:1/17/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/24/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:CABINET
  • Size Description:9.8 x 6.3 x 6.3 cm

Description:An impressive, large, 100% GEM quality Fluorite crystal group from the famous La Viesca Mine in Spain. The piece is in great shape on the display side showing superb cubic form with modified dodecahedral modifications on the edges which have a stepped growth. The largest individual Fluorite crystal group measures 4.0 cm on edge. The piece is a complete floater as it's actually healed (re-healed) / re-crystallized on the backside and I don't see a true point of contact anywhere. I don't see any internal "phantoms", but it does show a color change depending upon the light under which it's viewed. In some lighting it appears to be more of a soft blue tone, while other lighing will show more of a green hue with lilac highlights. A very showy, fine quality, large and impressive display specimen of this classic and beloved material. These specimens don't get the attention they deserve as they compare very well against equal specimens from southern Illinois. Valued in the inventory at $2,000.

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