Miniature, 4.6 x 4.1 x 3.1 cm
Gibraltar Mine, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
A sharp matrix specimen with a SUPERB 1.8-cm crystal on it that is as close to a "jewel" as you can expect here. The sharp cuboctohedral shape and extraordinary gemminess of this dominant crystal really elevates this miniature to a rare quality level beyond just representative. As well, it look sgood from jus tabout any angle, and throws off light from the hundreds of small bevelled faces of the smaller crystals all stacked together in geometric forms. very 3-D and dramatic! The fluorite is on a thin plate of sphalerite and also has some minute Pyrite inclusions that are quite obvious in person.