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Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

 
Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena from Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England

DESCRIPTION:No. 58050
Mineral:Fluorite (twinned crystals) on Quartz with Galena
Locality:Blackdene Mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale, County Durham, England
Description:Very large plate of lustrous transparent purple interpenetrant-twinned cubic fluorite crystals to 15 mm on milky quartz with scattered gray-metallic cubic galena crystals to 9 mm that have octahedral corner faces. The fluorite fluoresces violet under UV. Collected ca. 1950
Overall Size:22x13x6 cm
Crystals:1-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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