Fluorite on Galena

Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Cabinet, 13.7 x 8.9 x 7.0 cm
Start Time: 02/21/2010 6:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/04/2010 6:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

A huge, hefty specimen of galena matrix COVERED with gemmy, pastel-green crystals of fluorite. The fluorite crystals are to 2 inches, 5 cm. They are VERY transparent, deeply gemmy so that you can see into them to the matrix an inch or so underneath. The coverage is all around the specimen, 360-degrees, up and over all sides. (NOTE THIS IS GLASSIER IN PERSON, than the photos can convey). A beautiful accent of jet-black sphalerite crystals hangs on one side. Out of this whole large specimen (1.5 kilos!), there are only a few very small digs on the periphery and one tiny cleave that is hard to spot. Otherwise it is pristine. A major example from the 2006 finds here. Valued $3500

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