Fluorite ex. Herb Obodda Collection

Grube Clara, near Oberwolfach, Black Forest, Baden, Germany
Large Cabinet, 15.3 x 11.5 x 6.8 cm
Start Time: 09/12/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

HUGE crystals of colorless, sharp fluorite cubes reach 3 inches on edge, in this important specimen from the very old Black Forest mine of Grube Clara. This is a very old specimen, and comes with a label from the noted Herb Obodda personal collection of fluorites which was sold off in the mid-1990s. His label comes with the specimen. For the size, this is in remarkably good condition with sharp edges, and is complete all around. It shows a very slight hint of grayish color, but is basically colorless. I cannot say how old it is, but he thought it predated the mid-1900s, at least. For the locality, these crystals are huge (particularly in good condition). Valued $2500-3000 1270 grams

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