DT, floater Fluororichterite (rare) ex Whitmore Coll.

Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.7 x 1.7 cm
Start Time: 12/01/2011 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/08/2011 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Fluororichterite is a rare amphibole group silicate. The best examples of this rock forming species in the world come from Wilberforce, Ontario and this is a superb specimen. This is a sharp, nearly pristine, doubly terminated, floater crystal with high luster and brownish-green color. One edge is contacted, but has very little bruising. You almost never see these occur so beautifully crystallized and so the mineral is often dismissed as non-worthy of a fine collection. This is an exception, indeed! Older material. Ex Robert Whitmore Collection # 652 and acquired in 1973.

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