Spinel-twinned Fluorite (rare) on DT Calcite

Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico
Miniature, 3.8 x 2.9 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 03/05/2009 8:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 03/12/2009 8:00:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A RARE, spinel-twinned fluorite crystal jauntily perched atop a zig-zag cluster of tan calcite crystals from the famous Naica Mine which has finally been productive again of late. A 1.7 cm, very flattened, gemmy and lustrous, lavender fluorite crystal crowns this very showy miniature. A striking, 1.5 cm, doubly terminated calcite crystal rests at the base of the spinel-twin. The is a pristine, complete all-around rarity from this well-known locale. Highly unusual habit from here! Valued $300

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