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Fluorite

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Locality: 
Granite Quarry, Shannapheasteen, Connemara, County Galway, Irish Republic (Eire)
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 3.3 × 2.4 cm
Description

I am fluorite collector - durning all my years of collecting I saw one fluorite from entire Ireland: a dull, pale green crystal, about 5mm across on ugly matrix. This recent discovery is incredible good for Ireland, in my evaluation we cannot rank this material high enough! The edges are bevelled, the highly lustrous faces show wonderful texture (looks like a melting ice-cube). The color is dark blue-purple. The are some light colorless and light areas, then dark zoning along edges or dark centers - each single crystal is rich of amazing details. The assemble is very tri-dimensional and aesthetic. No significant admages to report.

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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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