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Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Summit Cleft, Weisseck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.2 × 7 × 5.7 cm
Description

One really good and fine specimen from the 3rd cavern of the famous Summit Cleft below peak elevation of Weisseck mountain (2711m). Most specimen from this discovery need more or less strong backlight to show this amazing internal color. This one shows this wonderful blue - green color even with daylight! There is only a very low number of pieces with this exceptional translucency. Fluorites came in many different steps of green, blue and lavender to purple - but this strong blue-green is the most attractive color of all! The camera is not able to capture all these different shades of blue and blue-green, so please note that it is even more impressive in person. To the left hand side you also can see a small area which shows steps of lavender. The faces are etched and they show the typical stepped habit. No significant damages to report, backside was on the rock.

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
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