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Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

 
Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Photo below under longwave ultraviolet illumination:
Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz from Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut

DESCRIPTION:No. 79429
Mineral:Fluorite (floater formation) with minor Quartz
Locality:Thomaston Dam Railroad Cut, Thomaston, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Description:Elongated floater formation, crystallized on all surfaces with no attachment point, of transparent blue-purple fluorite with overgrowth of colorless quartz crystals to 20 mm on one end. The surfaces of the fluorite are composed of many parallel faces. The fluorite fluoresces violet under LW UV illumination. Collected by D. Swenson in May 2003
Overall Size:4.5x2x2 cm
Crystals:1-30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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