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

Fluorite with Quartz

$1,750.00   €1,448  £1,250.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21259
This classic, characteristically German Fluorite is from the Marienschacht mine in the Wölsendorf Fluorite Mining District of Bavaria, and is of dark blackberry purple, dappled with a delicate plum-pink patina and small druses of golden-orange micro-Quartz crystals.  The intergrown cubic crystals range between 0.5 and 3 cm on edge, but average around 1.5 to 2 cm.  All crystals are opaque and are so dark as to appear almost black.  The faces are smooth yet display square geometric growth patterns with a lustre somewhere between glassy and waxy.  Where the faces adopt the lighter patina, their lustre tends more towards matt.  This is actually a shallow surface alteration to the Fluorite’s structure, so interrupting its colour to produce these lighter hues.  This delightful German Fluorite is ex. the Dr Joseph Clemente (1899-1987) Collection of southern Germany.

Details

Dimensions
8.3 × 11.8 × 5.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Marienschacht Mine, Wolsendorf Fluorite Mining District, Schwandorf, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Quartz

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