Fluorite octahedrons (excellent)

Riemvasmaak, Namaqualand, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Start Time: 05/12/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/19/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A dramatic sharp fluorite octahedron from the recent, very highly touted finds at Riemvasmaak, South Africa. This imposing gemmy and lustrous, unique grass-green fluorite is beautifully framed by quartz. This octahedron is strikingly complete in the display view. Interestingly, the corners are water-clear, while the faces are lightly etched or have stepped-growth. Very, very nearly pristine, with only barely visible brusing to two corners. Contacting and heavy etching on the back have no damage, per se. This is defintely a large and fine single crystal from this find. The color is INTENSE, deep green, very nice! Mark my words, these are contemporary classics. Valued at $800-1000. MUCH, MUCH BETTER IN PERSON!!! SOMEDAY, we will look back on these the way we do now for Illinois fluorites of 10-20 years ago even, and wonder why they were so darned cheap, mark my words

Did You Know We Offer Custom Bases?

Learn More