Fluorite on Sphalerite
Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Miniature, 5.2 x 4.9 x 4.9 cm
A stunning miniature with a horizontal "T" of fluorite crossing the sphalerite matrix. The fluorite is the most gemmy, clean, transparent quality you can ask for and you can look right through it to the underlaying matrix! The fluorite is undamaged on front and sides, with just a few minor contacts (or cleaves - it is hard to tell) confined to several minor rear-facing crystals. This piece actually sits on its own nicely, at an angle intermediate to those shown in the top photos.