Fluorite (RARE Germany - 2 generations) Chet Lemanski Coll.

Shaft 206, Globenstein, Erzgebirgskreis, Saxony, Germany
Cabinet, 12.1 x 10.9 x 4.1 cm
Start Time: 04/02/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

RARE and colorful large two-generation fluorite from this very obscure area in Germany's famed Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains). Dark purple, nubby stepped-growth euhedral to subhedral fluorite octahedrons, to about 2.0 cm, are substantially coated with pretty drusy lavender 2nd-generation fluorite on this impressive, rich and sculptural large plate. Ex Chet Lemanski Collection and acquired in 1997. This rare fluorite was undoubtedly collected from Shaft 206 during Soviet-era mining for uranium and non-ferrous metals (MINDAT). MINDAT lists only one species, Nickeline, and the Nickeline photo for Globenstein. No fluorescence.