Fluorite (GEM crystals) (ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection)

Ruyuan Fluorite Mine, Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan Prefecture, Guangdong Province, China
5.3 x 5.2 x 3.1 cm
Start Time: 02/07/2019 6:45:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/14/2019 6:55:26 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $317

Item 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 ( https://mineralogicalrecord.com/labels.asp?colid=671&page=1 ) or on Wikipedia.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
mineralrookie $317 02/14/2019 6:50:26 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $307 02/14/2019 6:47:59 pm (CST)
mineralrookie $287 02/14/2019 6:47:54 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $267 02/14/2019 6:44:33 pm (CST)
daveshipman $257 02/14/2019 6:44:33 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $233 02/14/2019 6:44:13 pm (CST)
mineralrookie $223 02/14/2019 6:43:25 pm (CST)
daveshipman $213 02/14/2019 6:40:33 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $177 02/14/2019 4:07:21 pm (CST)
daveshipman $167 02/14/2019 4:07:21 pm (CST)
m1ig2o $123 02/14/2019 1:57:41 pm (CST)
daveshipman $95 02/14/2019 8:28:19 am (CST)
lunareclipse33 $60 02/09/2019 6:32:36 am (CST)
goldfmi $10 02/08/2019 6:31:05 pm (CST)