Fluorite (''phantom'' crystal - rare locality)

Mandronarivo, Beroroha, Atsimo-Andrefana, Madagascar
Thumbnail, 3.0 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Start Time: 04/11/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/18/2024 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $41

Item Description

This is a good quality and very hard to find Fluorite specimen from the lesser-known Mandronarivo locality in Madagascar. In approximately the last 6 years or so, I've only seen a handful of these and this piece came to us from a friend who had it stashed away from a find in 2018. The large thumbnail / toenail size piece is sharp, well-formed, translucent, rich blue-green colored cubic crystal, free of matrix. When the piece is blacklit, you can see a VIBRANT band of rich green Fluorite on the outer edge, with a very thin purple "phantom" line underneath, leading into a soft green hue in the center. The piece is in good shape on the front/display side, though incomplete on the back. A nice piece for any fan of worldwide Fluorites or minerals from Madagascar.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$41 04/18/2024 6:37:44 pm (CDT)
$36 04/18/2024 1:42:25 pm (CDT)
$31 04/18/2024 1:42:17 pm (CDT)
$30 04/18/2024 1:42:17 pm (CDT)
$25 04/15/2024 7:01:18 am (CDT)
$20 * 04/12/2024 11:40:15 am (CDT)
$20 * 04/12/2024 11:40:14 am (CDT)
$15 04/12/2024 10:10:27 am (CDT)
$10 04/12/2024 9:39:16 am (CDT)
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