Octahedral Fluorite

Wushan Fluorite mine, De"an, Jiangxi Province, China
Cabinet, 14.0 x 10.6 x 4.5 cm
Start Time: 06/01/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/11/2009 6:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A SCULPTURAL and DRAMATIC CABINET fluorite plate. This Chinese fluorite find has to be one of the most exciting of the past five years - large plates of razor-sharp octahedrons with unique purple and green tones, on contrasting stark white quartz. The mining has stopped now - any specimens you see are from existing stock. The large dominating crystal is 6.0 cm on the diagonal. Both of the large octos have green cores, as the backlit photo highlights. The bruised/contacted termination on the large crystal has minimal impact on the overall outstanding quality of this STRIKING, large specimen, which displays very well from several angles.

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