Creedite, Fluorite
Large Cabinet, 16.8 x 12.3 x 7.8 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 any locality. Then, last year, the mining was finished, apparently for good. This is a big specimen covered with unusually thick, sturdy crystals. It is also distinguished by having intergrown crystals of purple/green fluorite, which a small number of specimens did, adding a lot to the overall aesthetics.