Fluorite (classic material)

La Viesca, La Collada, Asturias, Spain
12.0 x 6.8 x 5.7 cm
Start Time: 10/04/2018 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 10/11/2018 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $371

Item Description

A wonderful specimen featuring several, sharp, GEM / gemmy, blue to lilac "phantom" cubes of Fluorite from this famous locality in Spain. The largest Fluorite crystal measures 4.2 cm on edge. Some minor damage in a few spots, but it's SO gemmy and lustrous, I can forgive it. Some of the crystals show beautiful internal "phantoms" when backlit, and the piece does a lovely color change from a fine blue hue in sunlight to a lilac color in indoor lighting. According to mindat.org, "During December of 2001 in the La Collada area of Asturias, Spain, a series of pockets of Fluorite was found. Physically they were found very close to another old find in the "El Reguerun" area, but luckily the color of these specimens is better than those from the previous find. More intense, with a spectacular color change from sky blue to mauve depending the kind of light. Their luster is better too. As is quite common in the La Collada area these specimens show naturally modified corners." A very attractive Fluorite specimen from this well known Fluorite producing district. This piece was valued at $1,750 in the inventory.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
jbr4000 $371 10/11/2018 6:28:22 pm (CDT)
eoadave $351 10/11/2018 6:24:43 pm (CDT)
gorski $310 10/11/2018 6:04:17 pm (CDT)
jbr4000 $271 10/11/2018 3:44:05 pm (CDT)
gorski $240 10/11/2018 9:07:49 am (CDT)
jbr4000 $230 10/11/2018 4:12:14 am (CDT)
dlue1982 $211 10/09/2018 5:51:34 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $185 10/09/2018 5:51:28 pm (CDT)
dlue1982 $175 10/09/2018 5:51:28 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $160 10/09/2018 5:51:21 pm (CDT)
dlue1982 $150 10/09/2018 5:51:21 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $121 10/08/2018 3:22:20 pm (CDT)
mineralrookie $81 10/08/2018 3:17:22 pm (CDT)
otis2005 $76 10/08/2018 3:17:22 pm (CDT)
mineralrookie $15 10/08/2018 7:03:32 am (CDT)
keith $10 10/07/2018 7:06:06 pm (CDT)