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Quartz Psm Fluorite

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Quartz Psm Fluorite

Pseudomorph

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Description
Locality: 
La Tourette Mine, Josat, Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 5 × 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Description

Very uncommon in the market are these pseudomorphs after fluorite from La Pièce Longue vein. This good size sample presents a base where the original layered fluorite is now completely replaced by microcrystalline quartz, while the surface shows nice hollow crystals that replace fluorite cubes of rounded corners and edges up to 15 mm in size.

It comes with an original of Patrick Pailleret, who found it in the 1990’s.

Ex Iván Blanco collection.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Quartz

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

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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