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Fluorite (GEM crystals) (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection) viewBack to TUCSON SHOW FINE MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - FEATURING SPECIMENS FROM THE KAY ROBERTSON COLLECTION - end Thursday February 14th, 2019

Ruyuan Fluorite Mine, Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
  • Starting Time:2/7/2019 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:2/14/2019 06:55:26 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Start Bid:$10
  • Reserve Bid:$10
  • Current Bid:$317
  • Size:Small Cabinet
  • Size Description:5.3 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm

Description:A gorgeous Fluorite specimen from the famous Ruyuan Mine featuring GEM, very lustrous, incredibly sharp, and well-formed beautiful green color cubic crystals with wonderful dodecahedral modifications on the edges which are intergrown to create a very attractive display specimen. The back of the piece hosts small prismatic crystals of Quartz and cubic Pyrite. The luster and superb transparency of the Fluorites really stand out in my mind. BETTER IN PERSON - HARD TO PHOTOGRAPH! The piece is in excellent shape (only a couple tiny Wilbers on the display side), and a few spots around the periphery where it was removed from the pocket wall. Price at $1,800. The piece comes with a FREE custom lucite base for display! Ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection. Along with amassing one of the finest private mineral collections in the world, Steve is a renowned mathematician. His accomplishments include being awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 along with being the awarded the Wolf Prize in mathematics in 2007. You can read Steve's bio on the Mineralogical Record website ( ) or on Wikipedia.

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$317 06:50 2/14/2019 mineralrookie
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$257 06:44 2/14/2019 daveshipman
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