Fluorite on Stibnite (published)

Kadamzhay Mine, Kadamzhay ore field, Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 8.9 x 4.3 x 3.9 cm
Start Time: 11/26/2022 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/01/2022 6:40:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A brief period in the early 90’s produced these wonderful combination pieces from the former Soviet Union. The intergrown Stibnite crystals, which grow up to about 6.5 cm and are the physical and visual anchors, are striated and lustous. The dozens of gemmy purple Fluorites, which range up to 8mm in size, have excellent luster and an attractive, rich color. The vivid, purple-blue fluorescence of the Fluorites is all you could want. Both the Stibnites and the Fluorites have a sparkly, secondary Quartz coating which adds even more visual interest. Choice and aesthetic specimens from this find are rarely seen anymore on the market, and the combination and the impressive size make it even more desirable. As a significant added bonus, this excellent small cabinet specimen is published in Lapis magazine, p. 12, Issue #11, November, 1993, and it's a very good photo!