Gem Fluorite (fluorescent!) Sherburn Coll.

"Queen of Green" pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Stanhope, County Durham, England
Small Cabinet, 8.4 x 6.8 x 4.0 cm
Start Time: 06/16/2022 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2022 6:50:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Magnificent emerald-green, gem, water-clear fluorite crystals beautifully and richly cover the sculptural triangular small cabinet matrix. The many interpenetrating twins are highlighted by the striking large, well-placed twin at the crest, 1.7 cm tall. This outstanding piece is from the January, 2018 aptly named "Queen of Green" pocket at the Diana Maria Mine. Bright blue-purple fluorescence! Ex Tim Sherburn Collection. These are considered to be among the finest English fluorites.