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WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(1)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(2)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(3)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(4)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(5)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(6)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(7)
WE 24-35, 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm(8)

Fluorite

WE 24-35, July, 2022

Location:

Knappenloch, Weisseck, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria

Description:

Despite its intense colors, this fluorite is very transparent - almost glassy. The crystals show a beautiful intense violet to light lilac color on one side and a blue to cyan color but also with violet color on the other side. With LED backlight, the blue color changes to a very nice cyan color. And it is precisely the play of colors of light violet on the outside and the beautiful cyan-blue that make the fluorite so special! This color build-up causes the fluorite to change color as the piece is moved. The largest fluorite cube is exactly 4.8 cm across the edge. The crystal surfaces show a fine square texture with a silky luster due to water etching. Additional highlights are the dark purple dots that can be seen occasionally on the piece. In addition, there are isolated bright, intergrown “Hahnenkamm” barite crystals under the surface of the fluorite in this area. The crystals are undamaged and the sides show beautiful structures by water etching. Viewed from the side, the fluorite shows very intense colors with beautiful etched structures. This piece is published in The Mineralogical Record - Mineral Magazine Vol.54 No.6.2

Size: 12 x 9.5 x 5.4 cm

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