Fluorite on Quartz with Galena and Chalcopyrite
Naica Mine, Naica, Saucillo Mun., Chihuahua, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.8 x 5.5 cm
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This handsome Naica Fluorite boasts numerous, aquarium-clear, pale violet to pale green crystals to nearly two centimeters! The transparent Fluorite cubes show subtle octahedral modifications and are dotted with inclusions and a sparse dusting of sulfides. There are faint, very pale green, internal phantoms overgrown by an equally pale violet stage representing the latest generation of Fluorite. The extended cluster of Fluorite crystals sits dramatically on a botryoidal crust/cast of pale gray-white Calcite on the left side and a roughly textured, polycrystalline aggregate of small Sphalerite, Galena and minor Chalcopyrite crystals resulting in a well-balanced and well-composed small cabinet specimen. Minor damage on the back of only one Fluorite on the left side out of view and contacting to a Fluorite at the lower right front. Sits perfectly for display! An old classic style!

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