SOLD Fluorite on Quartz
stock #SOLD 15.1-1010-(SM4997)
5.9 x 4.8 x 3.3 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
A super sharp, well exposed and choice Fluorite on Quartz matrix. The main octahedral crystal is 2.6 CM across the axis and contrast nicely with the matrix. An older piece from the first wave of specimens produced at Dean mine, this was in the Charles Noll collection. These were exposed by dissolving the enclosing Quartz with hydrofluoric acid, and tricky and dangerous task. This one is especially esthetic and has some zoning. No damage, the Fluorite looks really fine from all angles. Although a lot of these did come out in the 2005-7 era, this quality was never very common.
Fluorite on Quartz
11.4 x 10 cm (cabinet)
Two deep purple cubo-octahedrons etched from the Quartz matrix are well placed and displayed with great form and contrast. In fine condition with no damage, however the fluorites do show some stress cracks as do almost all of these. Some color changes can be noted in this fluorite in different light sources.