Specimen #1271

Name: Fluorite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin County, Illinois, USA

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 14.2 x 8.2 x 7.0 cm


Acquired: 2009-02-14

Source: Trinity: John Veevaert

Label: Y

Comment: This is a large single crystal of fluorite. The crystal was partially etched and healed while in situ as the bottom of the specimen displays myriad small micro faces under magnification. There are several cleaved areas on areas of the crystal however they are few. There is also a small amount of dried petroleum on the crystal which is the black splotches. Nice color zoning on this piece with amber, violet and blue hues.

Minerals: Fluorite (CaF2)

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