Fluorite with Quartz on Muscovite

Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 6.1 x 5.7 cm
Start Time: 11/30/2023 7:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/07/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $425

Item Description

A classic older specimen from the Yaogangxian Mine in China, mined circa 2007-2008. This mine is famous for its beautiful Fluorites, found in multiple colors, and in superb quality examples. This showy small cabinet specimen hosts a very sharp, highly lustrous, gemmy, rich purple colored cube of Fluorite measuring 2.4 cm on edge, associated with a somewhat milky prismatic crystal of Quartz, sitting atop a sculptural matrix of silvery-beige colored Muscovite with some scattered compressed rhombs of golden Siderite. A few accenting Fluorite cubes can be seen on the side of the main Fluorite, and there are more partial Fluorites and Quartz on the back of the piece. I can see one small ding on the corner of the main Fluorite cube, but otherwise it's in very good shape. A showy example of what will go down as classics from China, the best of which are already regarded among the top tier for any Chinese Fluorites.

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Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$425 12/07/2023 6:34:23 pm (CST)
$424 12/07/2023 6:34:22 pm (CST)
$409 12/07/2023 4:14:48 pm (CST)
$399 12/07/2023 4:14:48 pm (CST)
$376 12/06/2023 12:24:05 pm (CST)
$366 12/06/2023 12:15:32 pm (CST)
$358 12/06/2023 12:15:32 pm (CST)
$336 12/06/2023 9:27:08 am (CST)
$326 12/06/2023 9:27:07 am (CST)
$317 12/06/2023 9:18:28 am (CST)
$307 12/06/2023 9:18:28 am (CST)
$289 12/06/2023 2:57:45 am (CST)
$279 12/06/2023 2:57:44 am (CST)
$269 12/03/2023 5:42:02 pm (CST)
$259 12/03/2023 5:42:01 pm (CST)
$249 12/01/2023 7:40:56 pm (CST)