Fluorite with Celestite
Small Cabinet, 8.3 x 6.0 x 4.0 cm
Stoneco White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa Co., Ohio, USA

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Clay Center Fluorites are immediately recognizable for their unusual and distinct root beer-colored cubic crystals, often associated with blades of white Celestine. This 8.5cm specimen features sharp crystal forms with multiple Fluorites that are stacked with the largest cube reaching over 3cm on edge. All of the Fluorite crystals have a distinctly darker interior for much of the crystal with a marked, dark brown zone that is about 1.5mm thick followed by a tan-colored, zonal rim that is 2 to 3mm thick...super attractive! The largest, root beer brown Fluorite crystal measures 3.2cm across with the other crystals varying in size from 1.8 to 2.5cm across. There is also a prominent, tight, divergent spray of Celestine in the center measuring 4.5cm in length that runs along the base of the largest Fluorite along with a few other smaller Celestine crystals one of which is terminated. A few other blades of variably complete Celestine are also present scattered around the periphery of the piece. The Fluorite crystals are in excellent condition with sharp corners and faces. A modern classic from large finds about 2010 and a few smaller historic finds.