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Fluorite & Calcite

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Fluorite & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Dalnegorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russian Federation
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Museum (18cm plus)
Size: 
23 × 14.8 × 9 cm
Description

This is a really fantastic piece - it represents a great raity from very old discoveries in the 80ties. The matrix is covered with manganoan calcite with touch of pink color. All these uncountable crystals are lustrous. At the top you can see two huge fluorite crystals: the left one is up to 65mm on edges, right one is up to 61mm on edges! They show an intense grass-green color - 99% of all material from Dalnegorsk over the last three decades is colorless - these green crystals are absolutely exceptional and very rare! Then look at the dimension, the aesthetics and the quality - this is museum grade!

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