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Fluorite & Dolomite

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Fluorite & Dolomite

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Description
Locality: 
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 3.9 × 3.4 cm
Description

Several well developed and sharp crystalised cubes of fluorite perfectly sitting on a bed of dolomite. The crystals show a fantastic lustre as well as a deep purple colouration.

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

Dolomite

Formula: 
CaMg(CO3)2
Strunz: 
5.AB.10
Crystal System: 
Trigonal - Rhombohedral
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White