Fluorite on Orthoclase
Bergsig Farm 167, Omaruru District, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 3.7 x 3.4 cm
A choice green fluorite of high color saturation, is perched dramatically on the side of a terminated crystal of orthoclase, on this very sharp combination piece. The color is really as juicy as shown - rare for the deposit. The fluorite, to 1 inch on edge, has small octohedral modifications on its corners, classic for this locale. It has small purple phantoms at some tips, as well. The perch up on the feldspar, though, makes this stand out from all others I have seen of the style. It is super elegant, and complete all around. Joe Budd photos.