J12-463
Fluorite on Sphalerite
$2,500.00
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
ex. Richard Heck
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 9.0 x 7.1 cm
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A very large, pastel green fluorite crystal sits perched on a nest of small, lustrous sphalerites here. Large octos from Naica are much more rare than the cubic forms, and seldom seen in this quality. The crystal measures 3 inches on a line. Actually, is frontal face terminates not in an octohedral point, but in a modified cubic termination (as coming out of the screen). One of the highlights of this fine old Mexican mineral collection. Joe Budd photos.