Baryte, Fluorite
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Large Cabinet, 16.3 x 13.6 x 10.8 cm
A large, gorgeous classic from Berbes, a real showpiece! What is really cool about this specimen is that the gemmy purple fluorite crystals are isolated rather than massed together, set on a bed of smaller transparent fluorites and quartz. Blooms of snowy Baryte decorate the specimen in a fine balance. The surface sparkles with the fine luster of the purple and transparent fluorites. There is a pocket in the top of the specimen, and if you look into it, you can see that it too is lined with crystals, a sort of mini-vug within a specimen! You cannot find this combinatorial classic in such quality easily, any more.