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Fluorite

$2,000.00   €1,845  £1,620.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC10773

A fantastic green, mauve and colourless zoned tight cluster of epitaxial Fluorite crystals from the recently famous granite quarry at Shannapheasteen in Costelloe, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.  This quarry is known as Larkin’s Quarry amongst collectors, but more precisely, it bears the simpler and less enigmatic name of “Granite Quarry”, although still owned by the Larkin family.  During 2016, blasting exposed Fluorite veins within the Shannapheasteen Granite pluton, which produced the most remarkable specimens of Fluorite I terms of crystal size, quality, colour and crystallography.  They are distinct and instantly recognisable from this locality and were unanimously considered a modern classic.  This beautiful specimen comprises of three intergrown cubic crystals in delicate shades of leafy-lime green to colourless, epitaxially aligned to a buried purple-rimmed octahedral Fluorite crystal.  Although hidden, this can still be seen through the semi-transparent cubic crystals and in the base.  The crystals exhibit stepped development growth along their edges and their rather greasy faces are dotted with the strange iridescent surface feature so characteristic of this superb locality.

Details

Dimensions
6.9 × 6.8 × 3.0 cm
Categories
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Locality
Larkin's Quarry, Costelloe, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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