Four Fabulous Fluorites From Tucson 2018

 

 

OKP-960

This is the true color... blue

OKP-960      Fluorite on Quartz      Long Yan Mine, Yongchun County, Fujian Province, China.  At the time of this posting there is only one specimen that is similar to this new material that I have found to confirm the locality (it was on Mindat and noted it as being Yongchun County).  Like other new Chinese minerals the locality confirmation will normally solidify within a few months to a year.  In any case, several new styles and colors of fluorite are being attributed to this locality and I have examples of several here.  This beautiful specimen is composed of large (to 3 cm on edge each) cubes of BLUE fluorite.  My camera best shows the color in the outdoor shot, the last image, and the close-up of the cubes.  There is a flange of quartz missing on one edge and a tiny chip on another flange of quartz, otherwise this is a specimen of great quality.  The fluorites have nice transparency, size, luster, and are spaced nicely instead of intergrown.  The contrast and definition displayed by this specimen is exceptional.  I found no others is 19 days of shopping that had this quality.  It is 17 x 12 x 6 cm overall.  The back is sculpted so it is trimmed to perfection.  $1,500

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-962

OKP-962      Fluorite on Quartz    Long Yan Mine, Yongchun County, Fujian Province, China.  At the time of this posting there is only one specimen that is similar to this new material that I have found to confirm the locality (it was on Mindat and noted it as being Yongchun County).  Like other new Chinese minerals the locality confirmation will normally solidify within a few months to a year.  In any case, several new styles and colors of fluorite are being attributed to this locality and I have examples of several here.  This beautiful specimen is composed of intergrown fluorite dodecahedrons.  They are very transparent and the color is a mix of green and some light blue internal zones.  11 x 8.8 x 3.6 cm.  The piece has great luster and there is minimal damage, that being some minor scuffs on a couple of crystals.  The back is sculpted so it is trimmed to perfection.  $300

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-963

OKP-963      Fluorite      Long Yan Mine, Yongchun County, Fujian Province, China.  At the time of this posting there is only one specimen that is similar to this new material that I have found to confirm the locality (it was on Mindat and noted it as being Yongchun County).  Like other new Chinese minerals the locality confirmation will normally solidify within a few months to a year.  In any case, several new styles and colors of fluorite are being attributed to this locality and I have examples of several here.  This form I found to be the most interesting and I believe it will be the least common to reach the market.  It appears to be the product of one unique vein or pocket so I purchase all I saw that were not damaged (which was only about a dozen that was with two dealers).  These specimens are composed of first generation octahedrons that have highly modified surfaces (I think by dodecs).  The color of this first generation of crystal is green but the cores show some blue.  The second generation is what makes the specimens special... these crystals ate clear, TABULAR dodecahedrons.  I've shot several close-ups so you can better appreciate these unique crystals.  This example is the finest I found available at the show.  It measures 18.5 x 12.7 x 4 cm.  This is a spectacular, damage-free, aesthetic fluorite specimen.  $1,600

 

 

 

 

 

OKP-961

OKP-961      Fluorite     Long Yan Mine, Yongchun County, Fujian Province, China.  At the time of this posting there is only one specimen that is similar to this new material that I have found to confirm the locality (it was on Mindat and noted it as being Yongchun County).  Like other new Chinese minerals the locality confirmation will normally solidify within a few months to a year.  In any case, several new styles and colors of fluorite are being attributed to this locality and I have examples of several here.  This form I found to be the most interesting and I believe it will be the least common to reach the market.  It appears to be the product of one unique vein or pocket so I purchase all I saw that were not damaged (which was only about a dozen that was with two dealers).  These specimens are composed of first generation octahedrons that have highly modified surfaces (I think by dodecs).  The color of this first generation of crystal is green but the cores show some blue.  The second generation is what makes the specimens special... these crystals ate clear, TABULAR dodecahedrons.  I've, again, shot several close-ups so you can better appreciate these unique crystals.  This example is one of the finest I found available at the show.  It measures 20.3 x 19.5 x 3.8 cm.  This one is larger than the one above but price slightly lower because the second generation crystals are not quite as large and impressive.  This is a spectacular, damage-free, aesthetic fluorite specimen.  $1,400

 

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