Fluorite Crystals on Quartz – SNCO 131

Purple colour-zoned fluorite crystals on phantom quartz crystals

Measurements:  48 x 37 x 26 mm

Description:  Several fluorite crystals (with lovely colour zoning) sit on a group of (slightly dull) quartz crystal, of which most have phantoms. The biggest fluorite crystal measures 6 mm on edge.

The fluorite crystals have several pressure marks and a few small nicks. The quartz crystals have a few nicks, and quite a bit of damage to the sides of the specimen.

Weight of Specimen:  41.2 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 131


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