Fluorite (GEM quality) on Quartz

Llamas Quarry, Duyos, Obdulia vein, Caravia District, Caravia mining area, Asturias, Spain
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.2 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2022 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2022 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $360
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

The Llamas Quarry is a lesser known Fluorite producing locality in Asturias, on the north edge of Spain along the Bay of Biscay. In 2010 and 2011 some of the finest gem quality Fluorites were discovered at stashed away by one of the locals, who compiled a beautiful suite of specimens with varying habits and colors. According to our source, no more have been found, and nobody else seems to have them for sale now. We were fortunate to obtain the entire lot of crystals at the Tucson Show several years ago, and I found this piece in the inventory, and am happy to offer it in the auctions. There are several aspects to these specimens that make them so special. First is their impeccable quality from the standpoint of WATER CLEAR clarity along with amazingly sharp, lustrous and well-formed crystals. The main crystal on this specimen measures 1.0 cm with a light purple color, along with the other Fluorites on the piece. You might think these crystals are simple cubes, but if you look closely along the edges, you will see thin dodecahedral modifying faces. The matrix is Quartz with Dolomite(?) on the back. Beautiful material, a great pickup for any thumbnail collector, a Fluorite collector or somebody who appreciates fine crystallization. Don't miss out as these have not been seen for several years, and may never come out again.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $360 05/19/2022 6:20:22 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $350 05/14/2022 11:04:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $345 05/14/2022 11:04:45 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $295 05/14/2022 11:04:05 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $285 05/14/2022 11:00:54 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $275 05/14/2022 11:00:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $267 05/14/2022 11:00:40 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $201 05/14/2022 10:50:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $191 05/14/2022 10:50:02 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $185 05/14/2022 10:49:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $175 05/14/2022 10:49:32 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $20 05/13/2022 10:33:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $15 05/13/2022 10:33:03 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 05/12/2022 8:17:52 pm (CDT)