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$800.00   €677  £610.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20626
The Poison Ivy Pocket is gaining an elevated status amongst collectors because of its distinct colours, captivating juxtaposition of colour and extraordinary separation of internal clarity.  I feel the need to describe this little beauty as approaching iconic.  The more I study it, the more special and aesthetic it appears.  Single cubic fluorite crystals are intergrown to form a domed yet angular cluster over a core of muddy translucent grey Fluorites crystals as exposed in the base.  Individual cubic crystals attain 2.8 cm in width and, like all other Poison Ivy Fluorites, are a mix of creamy peppermint-green and acrid, acidic ivy green, the latter being mainly gemmy.  This specimen differs in that the gemmy zones form most of the cubes and the paler, sucrosic creamy zones are dispersed in moss-like clusters throughout the gemmy continuous phase.  If this were not enough, then even in poor daylight (it is overcast and raining in Somerset today), the gemmy zones fluoresce lilac-blue both at their surface and deep into their cores.  It's simply fantastic!

Details

Dimensions
6.5 × 6.8 × 5.4 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Poison Ivy Pocket, Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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