Fluorite With Sphalerite and Quartz
Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 7.8 x 6.0 x 4.6 cm
Splendent, black sphalerite crystals, to 2.25 cm across, form a matrix on which is impaled a cluster of gemmy, pastel green and pastel lavender, fluorite crystals, to 2.5 cm across. The fluorite crystals exhibit stepped growth of cubes modified by octahedral faces. The 3 tiered specimen has very nice aesthetics, with the sparkle of the overlaying Quartz druse adding a lot to the overall impact. One of the more dramatic pieces, here, obviously!