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Fluorite

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Description
Locality: 
Lhamda Quarries, Er Rachidia Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.6 × 2.8 × 2.4 cm
Description

This fluorite was self-collected in 2009 at the Lhamda Mine, near Touroug, Er Rachidia, Morocco. It is a group with a dominant cube that is interpenetrated with another cube due to a {111} twin. The specimen shows an intense yellow-orange colour, uncommon in the locality because they are usually green with a light yellow rim. The faces show interesting etching patterns, some associated to natural fractures at the surface.

Ex. Iván Blanco collection.

Mineral Data
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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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