• Fluorite with Quartz
  • Fluorite with Quartz
  • Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite and Halides

Fluorite with Quartz

$7,500.00   €6,138  £5,300.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC15226
Fluorite specimens from this remarkable locality were first recognised in the 1970s but did not reach the mineral market until about 2004.  The Fluorite’s almost unique colour combined with its characteristic sharp octahedral habit virtually advertises Riemvasmaak, as few if any other Fluorite occurrences look like this.  This large cabinet specimen is of museum standard, in terms of quality and size and displays numerous light green Fluorite crystals richly coating a white Quartz encrusted matrix of granitic pegmatite.  The base has been flattened using an air-pick enabling the specimen to sit or stand without excessive matrix.  The largest octahedral crystal measures 3.9 cm on its longest edge and many are of between 1 and 1.5 cm. The Fluorite is transparent to semi-transparent with translucent zones and all are of a bright chrome-peppermint green.  Under low magnification the Fluorite crystals are seen to contain sub-millimetre inclusions of either Pyrite or Chalcopyrite, but these are sparsely distributed.  A spectacular specimen from the Riemvasmaak fluorite occurrence.

Details

Dimensions
9.0 × 11.5 × 5.0 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Riemvasmaak, Kasamas, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, Africa

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Quartz

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