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Fluorite

$3,500.00   €2,996  £2,740.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC11206
This wonderful small miniature Fluorite is from the world-famous Height’s mine at Westgate in Weardale, County Durham, and is an exceptional specimen for many reasons.  The principal crystal is a 2 cm cube, not fully complete due to the attached ironstone and quartz matrix, but beautifully set for display.  The Fluorite is ice-clear, allowing fine text to be easily read through the crystal.  Viewed against the matrix, the Fluorite appears a delicate sea-green, but when viewed against light, a delicate mauve.  The colour rapidly varies as the crystal is rotated with the faces often taking on a much more intense lilac!  In direct sunlight the Fluorite exhibits a wonderful and intense purple daylight fluorescence which enhances the zoning even more!  This crystal has a much smaller interpenetrant twin and the faces are occasionally dotted with tiny double-terminated clear Quartz crystals and Tower of Babel-type stepped impressions of former Quartz crystals.  A beautiful and choice Height’s mine Fluorite.

Details

Dimensions
3.6 × 4.2 × 3.8 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Heights Mine, Weardale, Co Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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