Fluorite octahedron (fluorescent) on Quartz

Ruyuan fluorite mine, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China
12.0 x 8.0 x 7.8 cm
Start Time: 03/20/2020 4:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 03/26/2020 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $259

Item Description

A stunning, 5.0 x 5.0 x 5.0 cm, rich mint-green, translucent fluorite octahedron is dramatically set on the sculptural large quartz point matrix. The octo has fantastic dense shimmering satin lustre stepped-growth faces, that resemble a Mayan stepped pyramid! The pinacoidal termination at the top really adds pizzazz. The main upper portion of this striking 360-degree octo is pristine, with the bit of noted basal periphery wear certainly being only a modest detraction. Densely stepped-growth matrix fluorite octahedrons of this style are RARE from here and this is a really good one. Purple fluorescence. These came out in the 2000s, with none since. Valued at $900.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
pseucol $259 03/26/2020 6:35:42 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $249 03/26/2020 6:35:41 pm (CDT)
pseucol $239 03/26/2020 6:30:16 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $229 03/26/2020 6:30:15 pm (CDT)
pseucol $219 03/26/2020 6:29:55 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $209 03/26/2020 6:23:06 pm (CDT)
oldrock $205 03/26/2020 6:23:06 pm (CDT)
oldrock $198 03/26/2020 6:15:39 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $188 03/26/2020 6:15:38 pm (CDT)
oldrock $167 03/26/2020 5:57:50 pm (CDT)
Eti25 $157 03/26/2020 5:57:49 pm (CDT)
oldrock $147 03/24/2020 6:52:39 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $137 03/24/2020 6:52:39 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $135 03/24/2020 12:07:01 pm (CDT)
oldrock $125 03/24/2020 12:07:01 pm (CDT)
oldrock $111 03/24/2020 12:05:28 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $101 03/24/2020 12:05:27 pm (CDT)
oldrock $87 03/24/2020 12:03:46 pm (CDT)
moosemountain $77 03/24/2020 12:03:45 pm (CDT)
oldrock $40 03/22/2020 5:21:18 am (CDT)
Tmdery $35 03/21/2020 4:15:16 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $30 03/21/2020 4:15:16 am (CDT)
DiegoMat $10 03/20/2020 6:07:37 pm (CDT)