Fluorite (multi-color "phantom" crystals)

Okorusu Mine (Okarusu Mine), Otjiwarongo District, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
8.4 x 7.3 x 4.3 cm
Start Time: 11/30/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/05/2019 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

The Okorusu Mine is one of the premier localities for Fluorite in the modern era of mineral collection. I believe that every color of the rainbow has been seen in Okorusu Fluorites, including colorless and black. The crystals are often large textbook cubes with gorgeous internal "phantoms" that can be seen with decent backlighting. This piece is from a find in the early 2010s. It hosts many superb quality, very sharp, gemmy, multicolor cubic crystals measuring up to 3.9 cm on edge free of matrix. When backlit you will see the crystals contain excellent internal "phantoms" with a mixture of intense purple, blue and green hues. I can't find any damage of note with the naked eye on the front / display side of the piece, but it's obviously and forgivably incomplete on the back where it was removed from the pocket wall. This is a fine quality example of this modern classic material and will make a fantastic addition to any collection. A great value for the starting bid as the piece was priced at $3,750 in the inventory.