Fluorite (large plate)

Rogerley Mine, Frosterley, Weardale, Durham, England
Cabinet, 13.0 x 9.5 x 5.0 cm
Start Time: 06/11/2010 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/29/2010 7:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

This specimen consists of numerous gemmy, well-formed penetration twins to 1.9 cm on edge, surrounded by smaller fluorite crystals, on limestone matrix. Collected from the Birthday Pocket, summer 2002. It is a classic and large example of the fine, deepest green fluorite coming out of modern remining at this old locale. Note the so-called day-glow purple fluorescence when the piece is placed in normal daylight. It GLOWS with intense purple atop the native green color. These are gorgeous pieces, and I think extremely cheap for what you get in significance and color impact for an English fluorite. That will end when the mine closes again) and prices go up. Valued $900-1000

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