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Celestine stalactite with Calcite coating from Picunches, Neuquén, Argentina

 
Celestine stalactite with Calcite coating from Picunches, Neuquén, Argentina

Celestine stalactite with Calcite coating from Picunches, Neuquén, Argentina

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Celestine stalactite with Calcite coating from Picunches, Neuquén, Argentina

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Celestine stalactite with Calcite coating from Picunches, Neuquén, Argentina

DESCRIPTION:No. 77516
Mineral:Celestine stalactite with Calcite coating
Locality:Picunches, Neuquén, Argentina
Description:Lustrous translucent pale-blue celestine (celestite) in a 24 mm slightly curved stalactitic formation that has overgrowth on half of lustrous translucent white calcite(?). The celestine formation fluoresces under LW-SW UV illumination. Collected ca. 1992
Overall Size:23x5x5 mm
Crystals:micro
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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