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

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A quite gorgeous miniature featuring superb octahedral Fluorite crystals and gemmy, teal-blue Fluorapatite prisms from the tungsten-molybdenum greisen at Kara-Oba in the Betpakdala Desert, Kazakhstan.  The Fluorite forms spectacular, opaque, intensely deep blackberry-purple octahedral crystals to 1.9 cm on edge, with scaly stepped faces built from various geometries of the cube-octahedral habit.  These faces have a waxy to steely lustre.  Certain faces aligned towards one direction are preferentially coated with earthy-matt, mauve-lavender micro-crystalline Fluorite producing a most aesthetic effect.  To one side is a 4.0 x 3.5 x 3.5 triangular coverage of superb prismatic hexagonal Fluorapatite crystals with flat pinacoids of gemmy aquamarine-teal blue.  An exquisite miniature from Kara-Oba!

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Dimensions
5.0 × 5.0 × 4.8 cm
Categories
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Locality
Kara-Oba W Deposit, Betpakdala Desert, Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorapatite, Fluorite

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