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Fluorite and Halides

Fluorite

$1,500.00   €1,291  £1,180.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC8180
Frazer’s Hush mine is situated next to the main road between Rookhope and Allenheads in the Weardale valley, County Durham, only 2 km from the county border with Northumberland (in which Allenheads is). The large steel headframes were a familiar sight, just a stone’s throw along the valley from the lesser well known Groverake mine. A distinctive characteristic of Frazer’s Hush Fluorite is the highly glassy lustre of its cubic crystals and this splendid specimen aptly demonstrates this. Covering a light grey Quartz-rich matrix, cubic Fluorite crystals average 1 cm on edge, but do attain 1.9 cm where the crystals are piled up into a jumbled mound. The smaller crystals tend to be pale lilac while the larger are rich Royal purple. As with most Frazer’s Hush specimens, the Fluorite fluoresces rich blackberry-purple in direct daylight, although this is more prevalent in the large interpenetrate twins rather than the smaller single crystals. A delightful Frazer’s Hush specimen.

Details

Dimensions
8.3 × 12.0 × 7.0 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides
Locality
Frazer's Hush Mine, Rookhope, Weardale, North Pennines, Co. Durham, England

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite

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