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Fluorite

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Fluorite

Floater

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Description
Locality: 
Naica, Saucillo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.4 × 2 cm
Description

The specimen is developed as floater, the base consists of tiny pink-lavender Fluorite crystals. The exposed main crystal shows the spinell-law-twinned habit. Only 3 localities world-wide produce this habit: Naica, Chumar Bakoor and Erongo. The crystal is water-clear, lustrous and sharp terminated and it features a light blue toning along some edges and also at one face. It is perfect allaround and looks great 360°, there is no backside, you can display it all around. In excellent condition damage-wise. When you look very carefully you can see some micro crystals of Pyrite at the base and some hairy inclusions inside the main crystal (this is an unidentified mineral)

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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