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Fluorite & Calcite

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Fluorite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Summit Cleft, Weißeck, Murwinkel, Tamsweg District, Salzburg, Austria
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.2 × 8.6 × 4.5 cm
Description

Weisseck fluorite in finest quality. Most specimen show these amazing internal colors - but only a low number needs only minor backlight and show good quality of faces; pieces like the particular piece are limited, only 10% of all material showed this quality! The crystal shows the typical stepped faces, it wears a hut of tiny calcite crystals and the color is just breath-taking: there are steps of violet and blue, also blue-green zones - now camera can capture all these steps of colors, so I have to note that it is even better in person. The specimen is out of the personal collection of a memebr of the team who worked at the famous summit-cleft! No signficant 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

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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