Fluorite

Fluorite

Price available upon request. $999,999.00
SKU:53776
Locality: Hunza Valley, Gilgit District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Dimensions: 7.9 x 12.4 x 8.8 cm

Pink has always been the rarest color in high-quality fluorite specimens, especially those exhibiting gemmy interiors and lustrous faces. Traditionally, the best high-quality pink fluorite crystals (which are almost always octahedral) were found in the European Alps, but recent (past ~20 year) finds in Pakistan's Hunza Valley are giving the classic alpine fluorites a serious "run for their money." This is a premier-quality example featuring a half-dozen sharp, lustrous, gemmy pink fluorite crystals stacked in a highly-aesthrtic arrangement without matrix. The slight hint of green in the cores of the crystals really make them glow and accentuate their rich pink faces, and this specimen literally glows under even moderate lighting. These pink fluorites from the Hunza Valley are found in a series of remote and inaccessible pegmatite mines that are now largely-exhausted, and super examples like this are unlikely to be found again in the future. Photo by Riley Owen.

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