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Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
De'an Mine, Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China (Peoples Republic)
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.9 × 5.1 × 3.4 cm
Description

The best associations from this pocket, to me, are the balanced examples of isolated and perfect curved fluorite (in this case to 3.5 cm) perched atop a crystallized ball of the deep green colored fluorite. No damage, just slightly contacted in back. Glorious color on this specimen, and even more so when backlit! The intense purple crystal atop shows the striking curvature of the octohedral faces that makes this pocket more than just "color," but something radically new and different for fluorite collectors.

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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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