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Fluorite with Sphalerite and Dolomite
stock #22.1-265
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County
Tennessee, United States
5.8 x 4.5 x 3.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $390

Dark vivid purple cubes on a matrix of Sphalerite and sparkling white Dolomite. A nice Elmwood specimen that is of the sort that has made this the great and highly respected locality that it is. In fine condition overall the cubes show the small but well-developed geometric etching that is classic for this mine. The locality has produced many good specimens but better pieces like this are especially choice. Nicer in person.

Fluorite and Dolomite
stock #6.2-210
Shangbao Pyrite Mine, Leiyang
Hunan Province,
9.4 x 5.4 x 4.3 CM (cabinet)
price: $520

For almost 3 decades the Shangbao Mine has produced some fine and diverse Fluorites. Every few years a new style is found and older styles disappear. This is a vintage 2003 specimen with glass clear Fluorites and pinkish Dolomites in fine condition. The Fluorites are cubes with beveled edges and clear glassy central faces. Excellent esthetics, this displays well from many angles and shows both species in a nice balance. Shangbao is one of the greatest Fluorite localities in the world. Later finds were also incredible but of very different style and habit. A choice example of an earlier era, this is a nice addition to any Fluorite collection and especially to a Chinese suite.

Fluorite - Bavaria German classic locale
stock #AX-35-064
Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf, Upper Palatinate
Bavaria, Germany
8.1 x 5 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $200

Translucent mass of small crystals in stepped clusters with almost no matrix at all. The green color and luster are both bright. This is an older specimen from the WG Levinson collection, however without his label, though a later label from Skylar Alverson is included. This dates the specimen to the very early years of this mine as Levison was most active in trading minerals from 1897-1910. With backlighting the entire specimen glows well, it is in quite good condition from this old and now fully closed locality where nothing will ever again be produced.

Fluorite with Sphalerite, unusual edges
stock #22.1-260
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County
Tennessee, United States
4.7 x 3.8 x 2.7 CM (miniature)
price: $300

A cluster of Fluorite cubes with geometrically etched, stepped faces and unusual double beveled edges. From the great Elmwood Mine the main cube is 2.8 CM across and in fine condition. Sphalerite, Quartz and Fluorite are the matrix on this piece. The edge bevel is double forming a V point which is a rather rare modification best seen from Elmwood. Good deep color but still translucent, the luster is glossy and distinct.

Fluorite - 2 intergrown spinel twins
stock #23.1-222
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
4.6 x 3.3 x 2.1 CM (miniature)
price: $1950
Pre Tucson

A most unusual intersection of two complete spinel habit twins of Fluorite. In outstanding condition, the crystals are all translucent and mostly transparent. Aside from a few tiny bits of Muscovite there is nothing other than Fluorite here, no matrix. The color is zoned with a light purple predominating but the outer edges are a deep purple and the core has some yellow to orange lines. This area of the Erongos has been the source of several great Fluorite finds. Each find has been somewhat unique and many habits were never seen again as in the famed Alien Eyes of 2007. This is from an incredible 2021-2 find of very distinctive spinel twins. Great in person and in a display with backlighting this is amazing.

SOLD Fluorite - spinel twins
stock #SOLD 23.1-224
Hohenstein Massif, Omaruru District
Erongo Region, Namibia
2.8 x 1.4 x 1.2 CM (thumbnail)
price: $0
Pre Tucson

Killer thumbnail of multi color Fluorite in a flat and elongated spinel twin form. From the 2021 pocket on Hohenstein (Erongo, Namibia) which had a very special and unique look to many crystals, this is a perfect, complete and choice small wonder. The internal color play is very impressive in person, purple, green lighter violet and yellow to orange colors are zoned. The yellow-orange is a concentrated in a faden-like line that runs the length of the crystal. It is almost impossible to describe the crystal complexity, some faces are glass clear, these alternate with some frosted or etched faces. Looks fine from almost any angle and with backlight glows very well. We were able to select our specimens very early from the pocket contents and all were chosen with care for best quality, esthetics and interest. A few tiny crystals are scattered on one edge and are also spinel twins. This find is among the most important of the past few decades of Erongo Fluorite, the habit and quality are unlike anything else.

Fluorite - zoned, new find from southern Illinois
stock #23.1-263
Leadhill Mine area, Cave-in-Rock, Hardin County
Illinois, United States
5.6 x 4.5 x 3.8 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $600
Pre Tucson

From a series of small finds at the Lead Hill Mines in 2022, this is a glassy, sharp and vivid piece. The zoning is the classic phantoms of cubic internal boxes. Color varies from deep purple to a light violet to almost colorless. There is internal Chalcopyrite as well but very small. The base and backside have cleaves where this was in contact but most of the specimen is fine. A few from this find had zoned fluorescence, this one does and has some zones of the rare red color along with more typical blue and white zones. For several years we all have been missing new Fluorites from the great southern Illinois districts, the mines are closed and mostly exhausted. This recent trickle of nice pieces are very welcome in the mineral community. They are also a bit different from others in the region and make a nice addition for any good Fluorite suite.

stock #16.1-737
Aouli. Midelt, Khenifra Province
Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
5.3 x 3.2 x 2.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $390
Pre Tucson

An above average bright yellow Fluorite from Aouli (Morocco). The matrix between the yellow cubes is also Fluorite but a red-orange color and not well crystalized. The matrix gives a very nice color contrast to the main crystals. In very good condition, the corners and edges of the Fluorites are sharp and well-defined. A crack is noted on the largest crystal, it is not repaired and is all natural with no sign of damage. Found about 5 years ago, this has a different look from more recent finds.