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Fluorite from (Hansonburg District?), Socorro County, New Mexico

Fluorite from (Hansonburg District?), Socorro County, New Mexico

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite from (Hansonburg District?), Socorro County, New Mexico

Locality:(Hansonburg District?), Socorro County, New Mexico
Description:Unusual specimen of colorless, cubic fluorite 2 cm across intergrown in a 3.5 cm hexagonal crystal (calcite? barite?) with a complicated, etched termination. Hard to photograph, must be seen in person. With old label from Schortmann's ca. 1935. Ex. Earle C. Sullivan (1906-2005), author of History and Minerals of Old Mine Park, Trumbull, Ct.
Overall Size:4x3x2 cm
Crystals:2-3.5 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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