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  • Fluorite
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Fluorite and Halides

Fluorite

$3,000.00   €2,455  £2,120.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21477
The November Gem pocket is characterised by cubic crystals of gemmy, mossy-emerald-green Fluorite.  This pocket was discovered in the Diana Maria mine near to the village of Frosterley in Weardale, County Durham.  Both single and twinned crystals occur and can occasionally be distorted.  Larger crystals often exhibit magnificent deep lilac-blue daylight fluorescence and none-gemmy crystals are usually mossy-green with pale creamy-green crazed centres.  These characteristics are superbly captured in this terrific large miniature.  Covering the top surface of a muddy tan brown ironstone matrix, the display face is dominated by a magnificent interpenetrant twin whose maximum dimension is 1.7 cm and whose faces turn rich violet in direct daylight due to natural daylight fluorescence.  Four smaller yet equally gemmy and fluorescent interpenetrant twins are positioned around the largest crystal.  The surrounding translucent cubes average 0.5 to 0.7 cm on edge have opaque white frosted faces with minty to emerald green edges which do not fluoresce in daylight.  Under LWUV the entire specimen fluoresces bright bluish-white.  An outstanding Fluorite from the November Gem Pocket in the Diana Maria mine.

Details

Dimensions
7.5 × 6.9 × 3.4 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides
Locality
November Gem Pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, Co. Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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