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Fluorite With Quartz

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Fluorite With Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Riemvasmaak, Kakamas, ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.6 × 5.5 × 3.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.80cm
Description

Superb group of octahedral green fluorite of good lustre, on a matrix of white quartz. The group is in perfect condition, with no damages!. It forms a flattened stalactite-like aggregate that can be exposed all around 360°. The crystals reach 18 mm in size, but most range from 10 to 12 mm, and some are rich in tinny metallic inclusions, probably sulphides.

Acquired in 2004, it is an Ex. Willy Israel specimen.

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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