Octahedral Fluorite

Fluorite mine, Ruyuan Co., Shaoguan Prefect., Guangdong Prov., China
Cabinet, 14.5 x 10.5 x 4.4 cm
Start Time: 03/25/2009 7:15:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 04/02/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A DRAMATIC CABINET plate of translucent, green fluorite octahedrons. The large octahedron is 6.5 cm and you can see where the crystal was fractured in the pocket and then filled with quartz! These fluorites came out in modest numbers for only a short time, and have essentially disappeared form the market (see recent Min. Record China issue for more on these). It is quite hard now to find nice-looking, undamaged crystals, on or off matrix, and the Chinese dealers value them highly and charge plenty for them. The specimen is pristine, except for periphery wear.

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