Fluorite on Fluorite

Xianghualing Mine, Xianghualing Sn-polymetallic ore field, Linwu Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Ex. Dr. Stephen Smale
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 7.7 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 01/04/2024 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/11/2024 6:48:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $279

Item Description

A beautiful and eye-catching early Xianghualing Fluorite from the late 1990s featuring a less common style from the locality. This attractive small cabinet display specimen features several well-formed, gemmy, gentle green color, octahedral crystals of Fluorite measuring up to 4.3 cm which play host to little octahedral overgrowths of a latter generation. The piece is in great shape overall, and displays very nicely as you can see from the photos. Valued $1,800.
Ex Dr. Stephen Smale Collection. Along with amassing one of the finest private mineral collections in the world, Steve is a renowned mathematician. His accomplishments include being awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 along with being the awarded the Wolf Prize in mathematics in 2007. You can read Steve's bio on the Mineralogical Record website ( https://mineralogicalrecord.com/biographies_labels/smalestephen/ ) or on Wikipedia.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$279 01/11/2024 6:42:05 pm (CST)
$270 01/11/2024 6:42:05 pm (CST)
$269 01/11/2024 6:41:52 pm (CST)
$259 01/11/2024 6:41:52 pm (CST)
$249 01/06/2024 4:44:12 pm (CST)