Pink Fluorapophyllite-(K)
Samson Mine, St Andreasberg, Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Miniature, 3.8 x 3.4 x 1.9 cm
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Dating back to the 1800's, this miniature is well representative of the classic find at the silver-producing Samson Mine, which was highly unusual and for a long time considered the best of species for apophyllite! The find contained highly unusual pink Fluorapophyllites, and the two main crystals here are well-formed and reach up to 9 mm. The luster is excellent and the terminations quite gemmy. A good, typical miniature for the locality.