Golden Barite on Green Fluorite

Xiefang Mine, Ruijin Co., Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China
Cabinet, 13.7 x 10.0 x 2.8 cm
Start Time: 04/01/2021 9:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/08/2021 6:55:00 pm (CDT)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $550
Winning Bidder: Private Bidder

Item Description

From a discovery circa 2010-2011. These are some of the most distinctive association specimens from any Chinese locality. The combination of the scintillating golden Barite crystals on the beautifully colorful Fluorite matrix is not only eye-catching, but notably uncommon in the mineral world for two common mineral species. That's not to say that Barite and Fluorite aren't found together often, but to have colorful examples of both species is relatively rare in my experience. This showy cabinet sized display specimen hosts dozens of very sharp, lustrous, gemmy, glowing golden colored Barite crystals measuring up to 7 mm across which are elegantly sprinkled over gemmy cubic rich blue-green Fluorite matrix. There are some subtle purple highlights that can be seen here and there within the Fluorite crystals, creating an added layer of color. A thin bit of Quartz can be seen on the underside of the specimen as well. Please note that the piece does have a saw mark underneath, but you can't see it when the specimen is displayed. My favorite aspect of the specimen is the fact that it GLOWS with color when backlit, and would look great in a display case with a light positioned directly behind it. Priced in the inventory at $1,200.

Bidding History

Bidder Bid Amount Bid Time
Private Bidder $550 04/08/2021 6:49:39 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $525 04/08/2021 6:42:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $500 04/08/2021 6:42:17 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $433 04/08/2021 6:39:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $423 04/08/2021 6:39:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $410 04/08/2021 6:32:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $400 04/08/2021 6:32:32 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $395 04/08/2021 6:32:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $385 04/08/2021 6:32:07 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $334 04/08/2021 5:56:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $324 04/08/2021 5:56:28 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $314 04/08/2021 5:56:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $304 04/08/2021 5:56:15 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $294 04/08/2021 4:39:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $284 04/08/2021 4:39:34 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $261 04/08/2021 4:28:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $251 04/08/2021 4:28:54 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $131 04/08/2021 11:21:59 am (CDT)
Private Bidder $121 04/04/2021 7:42:00 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $111 04/04/2021 7:41:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder * $111 04/04/2021 7:41:47 pm (CDT)
Private Bidder $10 04/04/2021 1:06:52 pm (CDT)
* Proxy Bid Battle: In the event of two customers inputting matching proxy bids, the leading bid goes to the earliest of the two proxy bids. Tie winners are shown in bold.