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Fluorite (GEM "ice" crystals) with Calcite viewBack to SPECIAL MINERAL AUCTION - $499 RESERVE LIQUIDATION SPECIMENS - ends Thursday, January 24, 2019

Huanggang Fe-Sn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Ulanhad League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
  • 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:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.6 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm

Description:The Huanggang Mine has given collectors a wide array of Fluorites in a brief period of time. Colors range from green to pink to purple and even colorless! The colorless "ice" crystals from this locality are similar to the finest from places like Dal'negorsk, Russia and Naica, Mexico. This piece features dozens of very sharp, WATER CLEAR, very well-formed, colorless crystals of Fluorite which are octahedral in habit. The Fluorites are elegantly associated with compressed, soft pink colored manganese-bearing Calcite with no matrix. One rarely sees such fine quality examples of GEM QUALITY Fluorites like this! The largest crystal measures 2.4 cm and despite one TINY nick, is in excellent condition. Yes, there are some imperfections on some of the lesser crsytals where the piece was removed from teh pocket, but the piece is still in superb condition. Great quality, aesthetics, and form make this a desirable and worthwhile small cabinet display of this beautiful material from this contemporary locality. Priced at $1,800 in the inventory.

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