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Fluorite

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Locality: 
Poggio Balate, Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.9 × 5.6 × 5.1 cm
Description

New material from a recent small discovery (2018) at Sicily. New discoveries from large mining areas in China, Africa or US are not really a surprise - but a these new fluorites from an small island, hand-extracted, not from an industrial mine is really an exceptional and relevant discovery! For Sicily a really important and spectacular novelty! The particular specimen is even more exceptional out of the reason that it is on matrix (most are just clusters). the exposed crystals are sharp terminated and show s harp internal zoning a light blue color along all edges. Great contrast to matrix, no significant damages 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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