Fluorite and Calcite on Sphalerite, 1st Sovietskiy Mine, Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia, Mined 2013, Miniature 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 cm, $80. Online 3/4/15. SOLD.
Fluorite and calcite on lustrous black sphalerite. Dal'negorsk is an amazing Skarn-Type deposit similar in nature to Naica and Trepca but significantly mineralized with fantastic fluorite. This miniature shows the 'Mayan Temple' form of fluorite with stepped growth on the octahedron. The crystals are nicely spaced over the matrix and free of damage. Mined 2013.