Fluorite on Rubyjack Sphalerite (Consie Prince Coll.)

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee
Small Cabinet, 9.5 x 8.1 x 6.0 cm
Start Time: 05/13/2009 5:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/21/2009 5:09:16 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed

Item Description

A very AESTHETIC Elmwood combination specimen of fluorite on sphalerite from the Consie Prince Collection. A beautiful intergrown cluster of highly lustrous, nearly transparent, light purple fluorite cubes to 2.5 cm with riveting, stepped-growth faces and striking, darker purple color-zoning on the edges are very jauntily set on the 3-dimensional matrix of splendent, black sphalerite crystals with ruby-jack, gemmy highlights. The isolated, 1.0 cm fluorite cube on the corner is a stunner. The super piece displays well from two different views, as you can see, and the one cleaved corner on the large fluorite cube is certainly not a detraction. Once relatively common, Elmwood specimen of this quality are rapidly disappearing from the market with the closing of this classic locality. Valued at $900.

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