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Fluorite

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Fluorite

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Locality: 
Hirschwald, Gastein, Salzburg, Austria
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 8 × 5.3 cm
Description

This material was found in april 2010. When we rediscover this old locality we had to move tons - and this not meant as phrase - of rocks. The fluorite vein was collapsed and filled with rocks during decades. After we removed all this rubble and rocks we found nearly colorless crystals with strong etching. But we followed the fluorite vein inside the rock and when we were about 6 to 8 meters deep inside the mountain (only made this with hammers and chisels) we found samples like the particular one. It shows exposed, colorful crystals (up to 18mm on edges) and better quality than specimen which were found close to surface, minor stilbite is also present. No significent damages to report. If you want to read more about the discovery have a look at our article on our web-site.

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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
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