Fluorite And Sphalerite With Quartz
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 14.7 x 10.6 x 8.0 cm
A beautiful combination piece! This has clusters of gemmy, bi-colored fluorite crystals, to 3.0 cm across, exhibiting both pastel green and pastel lavender hues. The crystals are cubes modified by octahedral faces. There are also two clusters of lustrous, black sphalerite to 3.5 cm across perched among the fluorite crystals. As an added effect, there is a thin drusy crust of white quartz draped over both the fluorite and sphalerite. All of this is underlain by a matrix of galena, sphalerite and pyrite. Overall a very visually impactful large specimen at a moderate price range, I thought.