Fluorite on Quartz – SNCO 108

A mass of yellow/green fluorite crystals on a thin quartz matrix

Measurements:  56 x 53 x 35 mm

Description:  A mass of yellow/green fluorite crystals on a thin quartz matrix. The fluorite has some interesting colour zoning, but has a piece of 15 mm broken out. Most of the off-white quartz crystals have undamaged terminations, with partial capping of fluorite.

The specimen comes from a rare find at the Riemvasmaak area where the famous green fluorite comes from.

Weight of Specimen:  107.0 g

Chemical Composition:  CaF2  (fluorite)  
                                       SiO2  (quartz)    

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

Location:  The well-known Riemvasmaak (Orange River area), Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  SNCO 108

US $ 35

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