• Fluorite with Calcite
  • Fluorite with Calcite
Calcite

Fluorite with Calcite

$500.00   €417  £360.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20776
The Fairy Holes Pocket at Lady Annabella mine is named after a natural cave system into which the former Eastgate-Blue Circle quarry impinged and partly consumed. This small miniature has a superb interpenetrant twinned Fluorite, the larger crystal being 1.6 cm on its longest edge and the smaller, 1.4 cm. These are semi-transparent and show excellent green and purple colour zoning throughout. In direct daylight the Fluorite naturally fluoresces delicate lilac while the inner purple banded zone is bright Royal-purple. The crystals have smooth faces with distinct nested square growth patterns. The smaller Fluorite has a bevelled corner which is stepped, indicating a natural modification and not damage. Contrasting against a layer of snow-white Calcite, this is a charming Fairy Holes Pocket specimen.

Details

Dimensions
4.0 × 4.6 × 3.7 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Latest Additions, Calcite
Locality
Fairy Holes Pocket, Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Calcite, Fluorite

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