Creedite, Fluorite
Cabinet, 9.4 x 8.9 x 7.1 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 from any locality. Suddenly, really fine specimens could be easily obtained. Then, the mining was finished, apparently for good. This is a large floater ball, covered with thick orange creedite crystals to 1.5 centimeter in length. You can also see green and purple fluorite here, an uncommon association that makes the specimen even more interesting.