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Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite from Blanchard Mine, Hansonburg District, 8.5 km south of Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico

 
Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite from Blanchard Mine, Hansonburg District, 8.5 km south of Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico

Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite from Blanchard Mine, Hansonburg District, 8.5 km south of Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico

DESCRIPTION:No. 29359
Mineral:Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite
Locality:Blanchard Mine, Hansonburg District, 8.5 km south of Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico
Description:Large quartz plate covered with cubic fluorite crystals up to 12 mm with colorless calcite on one end (confirmed by XRD). The fluorite has deep color ranging from classic Blanchard-blue to purple(!) with no sign of fading. Minor imperfections in areas. Ex. Dr. Eugene E. Sensel (1911-2000) collection #BL71; ex. H. Windisch in 1971
Overall Size:21x15x6 cm
Crystals:1-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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