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Fluorite on druzy Quartz from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

 
Fluorite on druzy Quartz from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite on druzy Quartz from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 12307
Mineral:Fluorite on druzy Quartz
Locality:Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England
Description:Long plate of colorless to pale purple, cubic fluorite crystals over druzy quartz matrix. The fluorite crystals are mostly 4-6 mm across, though some are as large as 10 mm. Fluoresces violet under UV. Originally acquired from L. Conklin in 1961. Ex. J. Durkos collection #243
Overall Size:18x9x8 cm
Crystals:2-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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