Fluorite (GEM crystal group)

Naica Mine, Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Miniature, 4.2 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 09/16/2021 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/23/2021 6:55:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $252
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The Naica Mine is a world famous locality, probably best known around the world as the home of the famous "Cave of Swords", which is a giant series of the most exemplary Gypsum crystals in the world. With that said, this mine has produced superb examples of many species including some truly iconic Fluorites. This gorgeous miniature sized specimen features fine quality, very sharp, beautiful pastel green and colorless GEM quality crystals of Fluorite free of matrix. The habit of the Fluorites is a combination of cubes and dodecahedrons. My favorite aspect of the piece is that the Fluorites are so gemmy, that you can see directly through to the other side. The piece is in great shape on the display side, with no major damage, and it's even recrystallized ("re-healed") on the back on the separation marks where the piece separated from pocket wall during its formation. This one was difficult to photograph, but it's very attractive in person and would make a fine addition to any Fluorite suite or a collection of minerals from Naica. We had this piece valued in the inventory at $950 for the overall quality and displayability of the piece.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $252 09/23/2021 6:46:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $242 09/23/2021 6:40:04 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $232 09/23/2021 6:39:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $228 09/23/2021 6:39:42 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $198 09/23/2021 6:21:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $188 09/23/2021 6:21:16 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $165 09/23/2021 10:16:37 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $155 09/23/2021 5:18:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $150 09/23/2021 5:18:55 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $111 09/19/2021 10:03:27 pm (CDT)
DMT $101 09/19/2021 10:03:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $91 09/19/2021 10:03:15 pm (CDT)
DMT $81 09/19/2021 10:03:09 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $71 09/19/2021 10:03:09 pm (CDT)
DMT $61 09/19/2021 10:26:14 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $51 09/19/2021 10:26:14 am (CDT)
DMT $41 09/19/2021 10:25:52 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $36 09/19/2021 10:25:52 am (CDT)
DMT $10 09/18/2021 9:48:28 am (CDT)