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

Fluorite with Quartz

$9,500.00   €8,445  £7,190.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC26220
The Huayllapon mine is situated at Pasto Bueno in the Ancash Department of Peru.  It has produced a very limited suit of mineral species but, my word, it is certainly a case of quality, not quantity.  This large cabinet specimen is composed of a single green Fluorite crystal surrounded by several terminated, slightly milky Quartz crystals, all tending towards the gigantic!  The Fluorite is a composite single octahedral crystal, approximately 11 x 10 x 9 cm, with gently rounded convex faces built from tiny polycrystalline growths across its faces.  Its colour varies from light to deep bluish-minty sea green and has a glassy lustre, mottled by the myriad of micro-crystals.  The latter under low magnification are seen to be octahedral with a slight modification to the cuboctahedron.  The five aesthetic Quartz crystals around the Fluorite measure up to 8 cm tall and are well terminated with steep trigonal faces.  A superb large display specimen of Fluorite with Quartz from the Huayllapon mine, Peru.

Details

Dimensions
10.5 × 15.0 × 8.5 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Huayllapon Mine, Pasto Bueno District, Ancash Dept, Peru, South America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Quartz

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