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Fluorite

$1,200.00   €985  £850.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC20798
The Sherry Twins Pocket at Lady Annabella mine has produced only a limited number of specimens and this fine example is so characteristic.  A single, interpenetrant twin of transparent, gemmy medium-sherry coloured Fluorite crystals measure 3.7 cm and 2.8 cm on their longest edges.  Their edges are razor sharp and their faces mirror-smooth with a superb glassy lustre.  The faces display subtle growth patterns of concentrically diminishing squares, receding away from the edges, towards the face-centre.  As with most if not all Sherry Twins Pocket specimens, each crystal gradually grades from the gemmy twinned display faces to an opaque creamy-white Fluorite which forms their lower halve.  Held in direct daylight the gemmy zones fluoresce a mild yet impressive blueish-Royal purple.  A delightfully coloured twinned fluorite from Lady Annabella mine and a rare colour for the Weardale mining district.

Details

Dimensions
4.7 × 6.0 × 4.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Sherry Twins Pocket, Lady Annabella Mine, Eastgate, Weardale, County Durham, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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