From: Fluorite Seam, Smoky Hawk Mine, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
Size: 11.0 x 6.3 x 8.7cm
This is hands-down the single best, most aesthetic fluorite & smoky quartz combo from Colorado we have ever seen or even heard of! It really is the holy grail of Colorado fluorite specimens. Everything from the size, color and aesthetics are as good as a collector could ever dream of finding, and best of all this one has no repairs at all. The icing on the cake is that it comes from the famous Smoky Hawk Claim, so the provenance and locality is as good as it gets. This is the Colorado Fluorite specimen to own!
The specimen consists of a matrix bed of microcline, and then perfectly placed on top of that is a single, huge, blue, dodecahedral fluorite crystal measureing 6.5cm wide. On the backside of the fluorite crystal is a spattering of purple, but most of it is a translucent pale blue. Framing the fluorite on both sides are two dark smoky quartz crystals. For a Colorado fluorite specimen this is in excellent condition: the fluorite is perfect, and so is the left smoky quartz crystal. The only damage is on the right smoky which has some minor, but hard to see with the naked eye damage to its termination. Overall this is the best of the best in Colorado fluorite specimens, and it comes with a labeled acrylic display base.