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Fluorite on Sphalerite
stock #15.1-515
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
5.3 x 4.3 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $175

A sharp single Fluorite perched on a complexly crystallized Sphalerite matrix. The Fluorite is transparent, and has geometrically etched, stepped structures on its faces. The front or display side is in perfect condition, a tiny cleave is noted on the back side that is almost invisible by naked eye. The Fluorite is like a small jewel, the color is purple blue. There are still some good values to be found in Elmwood Fluorites.
Fluorite with Chalcopyrite
stock #13.1-123
Denton Mine, Harris Creek Sub District, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
6.6 x 6.1 x4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $620

Dark purple-blue Fluorite that is zoned with yellow to orange cores that are best seen with a backlighting. Some faces are dusted with tiny Chalcopyrite crystals and most faces have a lustrous pattern of geometric regrowths. A few edges show modification patterns but most are sharp edged. The Denton Mine is a now one of the great classic localities for USA Fluorite, good specimens are getting very scarce and quite expensive. This is a nice example that is rather dark without backlight but really comes alive with a light behind it.
stock #18-A7-046-(620)
Elmwood Mine, Carthage
Tennessee, United States
4.4 x 2.7 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $300

An esthetic miniature specimen ex Larry White collection. The purple phantom cubes contrast well with the light colored matrix. The Fluorites also have a sharp exterior ridge-line frame on the outside of the cubes that adds some extra interesting geometry. Nice miniature from the great Elmwood Mine that is quite different from the usual mine run. All of the Fluorites are transparent, the matrix also has a druse of tiny colorless cubes as well. Elmwood was one of the last world class specimen mines in the USA and is certainly a modern classic locale.
stock #18-AX-32-234
Cantera Llamas, Duyos, Caravia
Asturias, Spain
2.7 x 1.6 x 1.8 CM (thumbnail)
price: $160

Transparent violet Fluorite with an unusual edge modification that is only seen on two adjacent edges. A nice looking thumbnail with some light face frosting and no damage, this is a fine example for the habit and locality. Cubes with edge modifications are not very unusual BUT a cube with just one or two edges beveled is quite uncommon. There are no corner modifications either, simply some edges are cleanly beveled. Even without the odd crystallography this is a nice thumbnail.
Fluorite- zoned with
stock #15.1-027
Denton Mine, Harris Creek Sub District, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
5.8 x 5 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $390

Remarkable dark purple Fluorite crystals that have a bright yellow core that is only seen inside the holes left by former Barite rosettes. These Barite holes have a distinctive structure, these are a waxy cone shaped void that shows the detail of the long-gone Barite crystals. These Barite holes are well known from the region but the color zoning on this one is unusual and is especially impressive when backlit. The Fluorite is overall dark, sharp and lustrous with some edge scuffs, so perhaps not for strict perfectionists. The main interest is of course the Barite holes up to 1 CM across that penetrate the inner bright yellow center of the Fluorite.
Pink Fluorite, Epidote, Adularia, Chlorite, Quartz etc.
stock #AX-10-864
Val Cristallina (Cristallina Valley)
Grischun (Grisons), Switzerland
15.7 x 9.3 x 4.9 CM (cabinet /museum)
price: $520

A large, colorful Swiss alpine specimen featuring several well-crystallized species in scattered clusters. The centerpiece is the pink octahedral Fluorites many of which are gem clear. In addition, there are a few small colorless Fluorites and a few areas of dark nearly black Fluorite which is coated by and included with Chlorite. The specimen is also multi-colored fluorescent and amazing when examined under good magnification. Gem clear Quartz crystals show typical alpine habits and sharp transparent Epidote and Adularia crystals add contrast. Very pretty in person this looks even better as you look closer.
Fluorite (phantom) on Muscovite etc.
stock #8.1-077
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
7.3 x 5.6 x 4.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $950

Perfect, with killer color, transparent Fluorite crystals aesthetically perched on a mix of smaller Fluorites and Muscovite. The luster and color zoning are exceptional, there is no damage and the main cubes show penetration twinning. This piece shows very well the quality that made the Yaogangxian Mine's reputation. The cubes have several separate phantoms and a more diffuse core color of vivid purple. An older specimen from 2008, this is quite different from more recent finds and is simply a super piece in person.
Fluorite on Quartz
stock #18-AX-18-019
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Pref.
Hunan Province, China
9.3 x 4.8 x 3 CM (cabinet)
price: $260
Spring 2020

An unusual etched gemmy cube of Fluorite is perched on a clean white crystalized Quartz matrix. Overall in fine condition as seen, the Fluorite has a hopper-like form with complex structure best seen in person or under magnification. A large amount of fine Fluorite has come from Yaoganxian over the years but this habit is very unusual. Strong blue color and high luster make this a nice choice.
179 specimens listed
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