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Fluorite On Sphalerite

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Fluorite On Sphalerite

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Description
Locality: 
Siglo Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
14.5 × 7 × 7 cm
Description

A beautiful large specimen consisting of reflective sphalerite crystals up to 1.5 cm across. Aesthetically placed on top of the sphalerite are two areas of transparent to translucent green fluorite with crystals up to 2.2 cm across. On the bottom left there is a 4.5 x 2 cm area of reflective galena crystals. One from my own collection and a great specimen from a famous locality. This specimen weighs in at almost 1200 gms. Postage on request.

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

Sphalerite

Formula: 
ZnS
Strunz: 
2.CB.05a
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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