Hydroxyapophyllite (rare) and Calcite (fluor)

Wessels Mine, Hotazel, Kalahari MN fields, South Africa
Small Cabinet, 6.4 x 4.1 x 3.4 cm
Start Time: 12/07/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 12/17/2009 7:00:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Excellent cluster of blocky Hydroxyapophyllite on a matrix of gemmy fluorescent Calcite crystals. The Hydroxyapophyllites have superb luster (striated, no less), are partially gemmy, and an attractive light peach color. NOTE THIS IS NOT THE MORE COMMON FLUOR- variety of apophyllite. This is much mor erare, and these crystals are among the worlds finest, of this species. The largest crystal is a very significant 3.1 cm long and has mesmerizing high luster and translucency. A choice example of a rare species.

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