Fluorite (fluorescent) on Baryte
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 5.4 x 4.5 cm
Berbes Mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spaini
Ex. Tom Hall
With any Fluorite crystal, if you can find the trifecta of 'gemmy', 'zoned', and 'glassy', you have really hit the jackpot. This specimen is one of those winners because it delivers on all counts. These gemmy, super-lustrous Fluorites are delicately zoned, with many sharp, purple phantoms mixed in with a few blue zones that add even more beauty and interest. The largest crystal is 2.2 cm on edge, and all these little jewels rest on white Baryte blades. The condition of the Fluorites is excellent, with only minor edge wear that does nothing to affect the superb aesthetics (and supposedly one clean repair, but I cannot find it). The Fluorites even have a gentle blue fluorescence to them. Fluorite on Baryte is a classic Berbes combination, and this great small cab is elegant, yet majestic. This is from the heyday here, and one of the most famous styles, unique to Berbes.