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

Fluorite with Quartz

$2,000.00   €1,710  £1,470.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20415
Perhaps the most iconic alpine mineral is pink Fluorite, a colour very rarely found around the world.  This gorgeous example is from Zinggenstöcke in the Grimsel area, about 75 km south-east of Bern in Switzerland.  The Fluorite forms three octahedral crystals, two of which are intergrown.  The largest measures approximately 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm and all are of a slightly burnt candy-pink, translucent and with frosted faces.  None of the octahedral forms are complete as they emerge from a glassy Quartz matrix together with part of a terminated Quartz crystal, this partly coated and included with olive-green chlorite.  The Fluorite crystals are heavily crazed internally and look splendid perched on top of the greenish Quartz.

Details

Dimensions
6.5 × 5.0 × 4.6 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Zinggenstocke, Grimsel Area, Hasli Valley, Bern, Switzerland, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Quartz, Fluorite, Quartz

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