Fluorite, Sphalerite, Baryte
Emilio Mine, El Fito, Lorone, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.0 x 4.4 cm
Water-clear, very glassy, colorless fluorite cubes cover the sculptural, mounded matrix of mainly bladed baryte on this fine piece from the less well-known Emilio Mine of Spain. Sparkly microcrystals of sphalerite are richly and attractively sprinkled on or included in the fluorite cubes. Heavy for its size, due to the highly percentage of Baryte in the matrix. Weighs 289 grams.