Specimen #547

Name: Fluorite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Grant County, New Mexico, USA

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 8.8 x 6.2 x 4.5 cm

Weight: 355

Acquired: 2008-01-08

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: A large plate of the well-known Grant County Fluorites from New Mexico but a quality seldom seen. The crystals on here are very gemmy, have a lovely blue-green color, and excellent luster. The octahedrons have the beautiful stepped faces, up to 2 cm on edge, which make a nice contrast to the famous scalloped faces you often see from Grant County. There is even a light preferential Barite dusting on some of the faces. Lovely and aesthetic, this is a wonderful Fluorite.

Minerals: Fluorite (CaF2)

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