• Fluorite with Baryte
  • Fluorite with Baryte
  • Fluorite with Baryte
Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates

Fluorite with Baryte

$600.00   €511  £440.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19482

A beautiful and delicately coloured example of an “inverted snow cone” Fluorite from the classic Elmwood mine at Carthage, Tennessee, USA.  Micro-cubic stepped pale mauve Fluorite crystals form a scalenohedral-like 4 cm long cone which emerges from the remaining three faces of a transparent half cube measuring 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm along these edges.  Two stacked mounds of glassy cream Baryte crystals adhere to the large end face Fluorite crystal.  The Baryte fluoresces feint dull gold in LWUV.   This very rare habit of Fluorite is a partially dissolved, much larger, Fluorite crystal which leaves behind one perfect corner and an etched cone which extended towards the centre.  The entire Fluorite structure has great clarity and internally appear mostly colourless, but has a wonderful, very pale lavender, near-surface colouration.  The colour is intensified at the crystal edges, be this the large three-edged cube or the micro-cubic crystals which coat the extended cone.  Away from these edges, the Fluorite becomes almost colourless and transparent.  A wonderful specimen.

Details

Dimensions
6.2 × 3.8 × 3.6 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Sulphates, Nitrates and Borates
Locality
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Baryte, Fluorite

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