UKF22-14
Fluorite with Aragonite
"Queen of Green" pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Rogerley Quarry, Stanhope, County Durham, England, UK
Cabinet, 13.9 x 13.1 x 7.1 cm
$5,000.00 Payment Plan Available
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A large (3.0 cm!), completely pristine, gemmy fluorite penetration twin is sitting in the middle of the specimen next to another 3.0 cm cluster, and an aragonite-covered 2.6 cm cube. The fluorites display very fine, barely discernible, concentric growth hillocks on their faces (more obvious and interesting in person). While the large twin is the main attraction for the piece, there are many fine fluorites exposed through the aragonite coating. As expected, all of these emerald-green fluorites show a ridiculous color change in sunlight because of the unique daylight fluorescence properties that have made green English fluorites famous. The contrast of white versus green is what makes this material another level , when it exists. This is one of the largest and most dramatic specimens we have to offer from the Queen of Green pocket. The stunning quality of the fluorites from the recent finds at the Diana Maria mine can't be beat! We are pleased to announce that we made a sizable purchase of the stashed material from this find, which had been put away before COVID, and so we are now able to offer them years later and at half the original asking prices!