Creedite, Fluorite
Small Cabinet, 8.6 x 8.0 x 6.5 cm
Navidad Mine (Mina Navidad; Abasolo Mine; Rodeo Mine), Abasolo, Rodeo, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
A striking and rare orange creedite with fluorite specimen. This specimen of connected intergrown balls of creedite and covered with gemmy, burnt-orange to colorless crystals dramatically rests on crystallized to lightly etched, translucent, glassy, sea-green fluorite. Both octahedral and cuboctahedral fluorite crystals are present. Good creedites were rare from any locality, until these orange ones were found in Mexico. Then, the mining was finished, apparently for good.