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Quartz over Fluorite from Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

 
Quartz over Fluorite from Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

Quartz over Fluorite from Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

Quartz over Fluorite from Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

Quartz over Fluorite from Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Quartz over Fluorite from Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado

DESCRIPTION:No. 78371
Mineral:Quartz over Fluorite
Locality:Unaweep Canyon, 23.5 km south of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Description:Lustrous transparent colorless quartz crystals to 3 mm over a thin plate of translucent green fluorite. The fluorite fluoresces violet under longwave ultraviolet illumination. Collected ca. 1975. This quartz outcrop was completely excavated by open pit mining ca. 1983.
Overall Size:5x2.5x0.5 cm
Crystals:1-3 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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