• Fluorite with Fluorapatite
  • Fluorite with Fluorapatite
  • Fluorite with Fluorapatite
  • Fluorite with Fluorapatite
  • Fluorite with Fluorapatite
  • Fluorite with Fluorapatite
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Fluorite with Fluorapatite

$7,500.00   €6,780  £5,810.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19279
Wow!  An amazing Fluorite from the greisen emplaced tungsten deposits at Akchatau mine (also known as Aqshatau mine) at Shet in Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan.  This cabinet specimen is one solid mass of wonderfully crystallised, intensely deep purple Fluorite which forms large intergrown octahedral crystals with the appearance of overlapping equilateral triangles.  The specimen is a magnificent example of epitaxial growth whereby the larger-scale 7.0 x 7.0 x 6.5 cm triangles are built from numerous smaller triangles, all perfectly aligned at every scale.  Each large triangular crystal face is slightly concave with a waxy, yet bright lustre.  To add icing on the cake, a charming, blueish-grey-green hexagonal crystal of Fluorapatite measuring 7 x 7 x 5 mm nestles amongst the Fluorite to one side.  A superb, unusual and educational specimen.

Details

Dimensions
14.2 × 11.8 × 3.9 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Akchatau Mine (Aqahatau Mine), Shet, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen