T1902 Fluorite on Quartz
Kara-Oba Tungsten Deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karganda Oblast', Kazakhstan
7.1x 4.1x 4.1
$485

A beautiful example of octahedral fluorite on quartz, form the notable finds at Kara-Oba in the early 1990's.  This piece has the sharp, dark purple octahedrons that are typical from the location, though not often seen for sale.  It seems I always see pictures of them in other people's collections, but they're never actually available.  Between that, and the distinctive yet understatedly attractive appearance of the sharp, opaque crystals, I thought it would be nice to post here.

The quartz on which the fluorites are perched has a contact with a level of visibility that varies with the chosen display angle.  













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