Creedite, Fluorite
Cabinet, 15.7 x 13.5 x 11.3 cm
Navidad Mine (Mina Navidad; Abasolo Mine; Rodeo Mine), Abasolo, Rodeo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
As with the pink fluorites from the same locality, until these creedites were discovered, good crystallized specimens were exceedingly rare and expensive from ANY locality. Suddenly, you could own a really fine creedite without selling your house to get it. Then, about 4 months back, we heard that the mining was FINISHED, supposedly for good. So if you do not have one, well, here is another chance. We were lucky enough to put some aside before the mining stopped. This is a BIG specimen, with crystals all over it (to 1.2 cm). It has rough spots from contacts, but is more notable for its size and the richness of crystallization than a pristine condition. Also, bits over fluorite here and there add a decorative appeal and fluorite is MOST UNUSUAL for the locale! The display face is quite aesthetic, since the creedite has formed a semicircle around a plate of contrasting white matrix. It is better in person as pics are small and the rock is big......15.7 x 13.5 x 11.3cm