Fluorite and Quartz Cluster - SNCO 033

Fluorite and quartz specimen - uncommon specimen

Measurements:  70 x 44 x 36 mm

Description:  It is not often that you see fluorite IN quartz from Riemvasmaak. It seems like the fluorite was there first, and then the milky quartz grew over and among the fluorite crystals. 

Like many of these fluorite specimens from Riemvasmaak, it has undergone a complicated cleaning technique with strong acid whereby unwanted coatings are dissolved, to expose the fluorite crystals better. During this process, some of the matrix around the green crystals have been affected (white areas).

The fluorite crystal near the edge of the specimen has some damage, while the other fluorite on top have only minute nicks. The specimen displays well on a flat surface.

Weight of Specimen:  112.8 g

Chemical Composition:  SiO2

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  7

Location:  Riemvasmaak, Orange River Area, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SNCO 033

US $ 120