Color-zoned Fluorite (classic locale - fluorescent)

Frohnau, Annaberg-Buchholz, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Miniature, 4.9 x 4.5 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 09/11/2020 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/17/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

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The historic extinct polymetallic-U-fluorite mines of the Frohnau area of the renowned Erzgebirge are famous for rich yellow and deep purple fluorite specimens. The mines have also produced a limited number of beautiful "rainbow fluorite" specimens, of which this is a fine and very colorful example. The rich golden-yellow cores of the intergrown cubes are enclosed by sharp, narrow bands of reddish-brown fluorite. Bright grass-green, gemmy fluorite completes the rainbow of colors. The aesthetically intergrown glassy modified cubes with satin lustre faces have striking broad dense stepped-growth edges, which really adds pizzazz to this older desirable very colorful classic. Purple fluorescence. These were never common. The crystals GLOW, when back lit.