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

Fluorite with Quartz

$900.00   €829  £690.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19301
Blackdene mine, close to the village of Ireshopeburn in Weardale, County Durham, England, is known for its purple Fluorite, but it did produce other colours and this is a fine example of yellow.  A long, narrow cleaved plate of Fluorite displays top faces of intergrown, large honey-yellow Fluorite crystals, the largest measuring 6 cm across its widest edge.  The Fluorite is heavily coated with stubby clear Quartz crystals of dazzling lustre, preferentially coating the Fluorite crystals from one direction. Under LWUV the Fluorite fluoresces a bright, rich purple, especially across the whole of its base.  Where the Fluorite in overgrown by Quartz crystals, these shield the Fluorite and so these areas are non-fluorescent.

Details

Dimensions
7.7 × 14.2 × 3.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Blackdene Mine, Weardale, Co Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz, Fluorite, Quartz

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