Fluorite (GEM crystals) on Baryte

Emilio Mine, Loroñe, Obdulia vein, Colunga, Asturias, Spain
Ex. Colin Manlove
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.2 x 5.3 cm
Start Time: 03/16/2023 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/23/2023 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $136

Item Description

Here we have a classic specimen of the beautiful Fluorites from the well-known Emilio Mine in Asturias, Spain. This piece features many WATER-CLEAR, colorless, slightly modified cubic crystals of Fluorite measuring up to 7 mm on edge, sitting atop bladed soft grey-blue colored Baryte matrix. The Fluorites are slightly compressed on one axis, so they're not perfectly equant cubes, which is a signature habit for the locality. The optic clarity and lack of color is a sure of chemical purity in Fluorite, which is notably rare in nature, as the majority of Fluorite crystals have impurities that given them their color. No major damage that I can find, and the piece displays beautifully as you can see. From the collection of Colin Manlove.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$136 03/23/2023 6:27:44 pm (CDT)
$126 03/20/2023 1:35:10 pm (CDT)
$125 03/20/2023 1:35:09 pm (CDT)
$65 03/17/2023 5:47:16 pm (CDT)
$55 03/17/2023 5:47:16 pm (CDT)
$10 03/17/2023 5:30:12 pm (CDT)