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Fluorite & Baryte

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Description
Locality: 
Gisela Mine, Wölsendorf, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 5 × 4.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
3.50cm
Description

This specimen came from the famous Gisela Mine near Wölsendorf, Bavaria Germany.

The Gisela Mine was closed in 1963 and produced since 1920 fluorite. The mine never produced large quantities of collector specimen.

This is a rare example from this famous mine. A large and sharp fluorite crystals surrounded by some smaller fluorites and tabular baryte crystals forms this rare specimen.

Ex Fritz Haller collection

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Baryte

Formula: 
BaSO4
Strunz: 
7.AD.35
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Streak: 
White
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