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Fluorite & Quartz

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Fluorite & Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Schwarze Wand, Tauern Valley, Spittal an der Drau District, Carinthia, Austria
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 6.1 × 2.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Fluorite up to about 1cm across. The Bockriegel discovery is the only important Fluorite discovery which was ever made in the entire region. The Fluorite crystals show a combination of octahedron, rhombs and cube. I show some close-ups to give you an idea of the habit. Very difficult to photograph and better in person. It look very attractive with this assemble including tiny sparkling quartz crytals. Some crystals show violet zoning on some corners, overall the color is s touch of green. The discovery was published in Lapis-magazine 2 months ago and it should be ranked high as great rarity.

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White
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