Specimen #2428

Name: Color-zoned Fluorite with Hydrocarbon inclusions

Type: Mineral

Locality: Intermediate zone, Emilio Mine, Lorone, Asturias, Spain

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 6.2 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm

Weight: 87

Acquired: 2012-04-19

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: This well-known Asturias locale is noted for specimens with hydrcarbon inclusions. This is a striking and very showy example of mirror-lustre, translucent, color-zoned, light and dark purple fluorite cubes made a shade darker by hydrocarbon inclusions. The cubes have very nifty, beveled edges and the remarkable, intense stepped-growth pattern of the cubes reminds me of the fortification features on old Tri-State District galena specimens. The high lustre of the crystals is supremely noteworthy, making for a mesmerizing piece when rotated in light. Choice material from this famous mine from a well-known Spanish dealer.

Minerals: Fluorite (CaF2)

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Color-zoned Fluorite with Hydrocarbon inclusions, Intermediate zone, Emilio Mine, Lorone, Asturias, Spain - 6.2 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm