Pink Fluorite (fluorescent)

Navidad Mine, Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.2 x 7.3 x 2.4 cm
Start Time: 01/30/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 02/04/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
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Item Description

Until these lustrous, translucent, pink fluorites were discovered in Mexico, Peru and the Alps were the only sources for pink fluorite, and the cost of a specimen such as this was (and still is) astronomical from those localities. These translucent octahedrons measure up to 1.8 cm, and have vivid, deep pink color against the beautifully contrasting white quartz matrix. The white quartz on the fluorites is a super accent. A trivial amount of periphery wear is noted. A striking, sculptural plate. Vivid purple fluorescence.

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