Fluorite on Quartz (with Hematite phantoms)

Orange River, Warmbad, Great Namaqualand, Karas Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.5 x 4.1 cm
Start Time: 09/14/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 09/29/2009 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Remarkable combination of Hematite-included Quartz draped with numerous zoned purple Fluorites. The sharp and gemmy Quartz crystals range up to 2 cm, and the Hematite zones within are superbly defined. In fact, they are eye-popping. Add to this the numerous zoned purple octahedral Fluorites, gemmy and .6 cm on edge, and you have a very unusual and highly aesthetic piece. There are a few minor damaged crystals, but they do not detract at all from this quite unique and desirable specimen. In fact, out of hundreds of quartz specimens in this entire huge collection of thousands of pieces we have been selling off, this may be my SINGLE MOST FAVORITE quartz specimen, for sheer novelty and mesmerizing complexity. I have never seen another piece like it

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