Fluorite Crystal on Quartz Crystal BARG 001

Quartz crystal with purple florite crystal

Measurements:  63 x 27 x 23 mm

Description:  A lovely (mostly purple) fluorite crystal (4 mm on edge) sits on 1st generation quartz growth. 

For some strange reason, the 2nd generation quartz growth resumed on only one side of the crystal, resulting in this unusual specimen, with one half being a phantom, and the other, not. 

The quartz crystal has a large contact mark for most of its length and damage at one of its sides, and there are a few nicks overall. The fluorite crystal has a very minute nick, hardly visible with the naked eye.

Weight of Specimen:  52.0  g

Chemical Composition:  CaF2  (fluorite)  
                                       SiO2  (quartz)                    

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (fluorite)  4
                                           (quartz)  7 

Location:  Orange River area, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  BARG 001  



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