Fluorite Crystal on Phantom Quartz Crystals, on Matrix – SNCO 109

Purple colour-zoned fluorite crystal on phantom quartz crystals, on matrix

Measurements:  32 x 32 x 16 mm

Description:  A group of phantom quartz crystals (phantoms caused by hematite over 1st generation quartz growth) plays host to a lovely, small purple fluorite crystal (it looks like two crystals fused into one), which boasts colour zoning. The fluorite measures 5 mm on edge. All rest on a quartz and feldspar matrix. 

The fluorite crystal has a minute nick, while the quartz crystals have a few nicks, and there is damage to the sides of the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  19.8 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 109

US $ 35

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