Fluorite on Sphalerite
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 5.2 x 4.4 cm
A cluster of equant, gemmy, pastel green crystals of fluorite, to 2.4 cm across, are emplaced on a matrix of splendent, black crystals of sphalerite, to 1.0 cm across. For added effect, there is a crystal of gray galena, .75 cm across, nestled among the fluorite crystals. Minor chipping to some of the peripheral fluorite faces does not materially affect the overall quality but is present.