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Fluorite

ID: CC10716
Fluorite from Larkin’s quarry, also known as the Granite Quarry, at Shannapheasteen in County Galway, Ireland, never fails to delight and this cabinet specimen exemplifies why.  A fine-grained textured granite matrix has a 12 x 6.5 cm flat joint surface totally encrusted in beautiful, mauve octahedral Fluorite crystals of between 1 and 11 mm on edge.  At first glance one expects these to be cubic crystals, but on inspection, all are seen to be octahedral, ranging from equant to elongated forms and some with tiny modification to the cube, although the cubic faces are minute.  The crystals are transparent tending to gemmy, with delicately frosted prism faces and reflective glassy edges.  The edges are slightly darker mauve, giving a caged framework structure to the crystals.  A splendid Larkin’s quarry Fluorite with a few hundred octahedral crystals on display.

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Dimensions
6.9 × 12.0 × 4.9 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Larkin's Quarry, Shannapheasteen, Costelloe, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland, Europe

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Fluorite

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