• Fluorite with Galena
  • Fluorite with Galena
  • Fluorite with Galena
Fluorite and Halides

Fluorite with Galena

$600.00   €523  £450.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC17782
Three fascinating pale sea-green Fluorite crystals sit on a milky Quartz matrix sprinkled with 1 to 3 mm Galena and Chalcopyrite crystals.  From the Naica mine at Mun. de Saucillo in Chihuahua, now famous for its discovery of gigantic gypsum crystals in the ‘Cave of Swords’.  The Fluorite crystals show octahedral growth but are overgrown with epitaxially aligned cubic crystals forming neatly stacked pyramids.  A great specimen and a good and rare example of epitaxial crystal growth.

Details

Dimensions
7.6 × 5.6 × 4.1 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Sulphides, Sulphosalts and Arsenides
Locality
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Galena

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