Mineral Specimens with Fluorite|
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On a matrix of sugary-looking, white quartz are aesthetically perched, several,brown, lustrous, scheelite crystals, to 2.5 cm across. All the sparkly, sugar-like material from the halfway point of the piece down is a thin druse of colorless, beautiful, sparkling FLUORITE overlaying the qartz matrix and part of the scheelite pocket! The scheelites are supremely good for the locality and have a rich wet lustre to them! This is a spectacular specimen for the locality for both the size overall and the perch on quartz as you see it. Most unusual also, because of the fluorite association. A few scheelite crystals are even doubly terminated. Normally the Colorado scheelites do not do a lot for me, but this is special! Comes with base.
This really colorful, large, plate of intergrown fluorite features crystals exhibiting stepped growth, with super gemminess and good luster. The crystals generally have emerald green cores and purple edges. Crystals reach 5 cm (2 inches) across and the whole specimen is almost pristine, with only a few cleaves at the edges/periphery. The specimen also appears to be totally crystallized on the back side with microcrystallized faces, almost curving in upon themselves, forming a curvy backside. The entire plate is translucent to transparent and the photos here show only moderate, not strong, backlighting. In stronger backlihgting, it glows and all details of the complex steppe growth pop out at you!
Okorusu has been well known for its emerald green fluorites. So it has surprised most of us now with these new, rich, purple-cored fluorites. This plate of intergrown fluorite, has crystals reaching 2.1 cm across. Oddly, the crystals have opaque, purple cores which are not in the symmetrical plane of the larger crystal growth. The sharp phantoms are cubic, and are 45 degrees rotated from the peripheral edge symmetry. All the crystals have lighter lavender colored edges which are very translucent. Overall, the effect is striking and looks more like modern art than a mineral specimen. The core is dark because of thickness of the fluorite, and matrix under them. The flanges of this piece, all around, are exceptionally colorful and draw the eye outwards.
This plate of intergrown fluorite exhibits rich emerald green color along with lavender color zoning, caused by internal phantoms. Crystals reach 2.3 cm across and most of the crystal corners are colorless. Good luster and translucence ,and lack of damage, also highlight this specimen from the crowd.
Lustrous and translucent, this intergrown fluorite plate exhibits stepped growth and rich, emerald-green color which is perhaps better in person. Crystal growth reaches 5.3 cm across. Oddly, one or two specks of rich lavender color emanate from deep in crystal cores. Most of the cores though, are a darker green phtnaom growth, offset at 45 degrees to the larger crystal in which they reside just as with the odd purple phantoms above. VERY MUCH better in person!
Large, blocky, cubes of fluorite, with stepped growth on the corners, exhibit a rich emerald green color at their cores and a lavender color at the corners. The crystals reach 5 cm or 2 inches across and are robust - VERY unusual in both respects, for this locality! The complexly stepped edges of the largest top and frontal cubes show wondderful coplexity, highlighted by a purple color. Super translucence and good luster along with excellent crystal form make this specimen a dramatic piece that shows vrey good in a case.
This is a flat plate of intergrown, lustrous and translucent fluorite with crystals to 5.0 cm across. Deep in the depths of the crystals, dark green color zoning is evident at an oblique angle to the plane of the larger crystals. VERY sharp , when backlit especially.
This single crystal of lustrous and translucent emerald green fluorite has dark lavender spots in each corner. Cute!
Not only is this translucent fluorite specimen strangely color zoned, most of the darker lavender core is oriented in a direction 45 degrees offset to the plane of the crystal, making a stark contrast of both color and form within the same crystal! Really bizarre, this is one of the most riveting fluorite miniatures I have seen for the locality, or for anywhere for that matter.
This intergrown plate of fluorite is lustrous and highly translucent. The predominant color is intensely purple cores, but with colorless areas aroudn them. The internal phantoms are oriented in a direction 45 degrees from the plane of crystal growth around them. Crystals reach 1.8 cm across. very lustrous, and much more attractive in person! The photos here are with only moderate lighting. In strong backlighting, these crystals "pop" out at you.
This is an aesthetic plate of well formed, intergrown fluorite crystals, with the largest crystal, 2.0 cm across, perched at the very top of the specimen if stood vertically. It has good luster and translucence with a rich lavender color supported by colorless areas and opaque lavender cores which are oblique to the plane of crystal growth. The photos here are with only moderate lighting. In strong backlighting, these crystals "pop" out at you.
A large fluorite crystal measuring 2.3 cm across is perched high between smaller intergrown fluorite crystals. Good luster and translucence and a rich lavender color is augmented by colorless areas and opaque lavender cores which are oriented 45 degrees to the plane of crystal growth. SHARP phantoms, better in preson. There are a few very minor dings on some crystal edges. The photos here are with only moderate lighting. In strong backlighting, these crystals "pop" out at you.
An overall color of rich lavender, along with good luster and exceptional transparency highlights this plate of intergrown fluorite. Crystals reach 1.0 cm across and many have darker, opaque color centers not oriented in the plane of crystal growth but rather offset at 45 degrees, producing a stark contrast in form and color both. The back of the plate seems microcrystallized all around. The photos here are with only moderate lighting. In strong backlighting, these crystals "pop" out at you even more.
This thin plate of lustrous and translucent, intergrown fluorite is highlighted by crystals that have a rich lavender color interspersed with colorless areas. Crystal size reaches .7 cm across. Exceptionally gemmy and translucent, this plate sparkles!