Purple Fluorite Crystals on Matrix NC 015

Deep purple fluorite crystals on matrix


Measurements:  65 x 50 x 45 mm

Description:  Deep purple, botryoidal fluorite crystals sit on a dolomite matrix. Several minute, cubical shaped fluorite crystals with good transparency, are scattered among these.

The fluorite has a few nicks.

Weight of Specimen:  192 g

Chemical Composition:  CaF2 (fluorite) 
                                       CaMg(CO3)2 (dolomite) 

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (fluorite)  4
                                           (dolomite)  3.5-4

Location:  Orange River pegmatites, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Specimen Code:  NC 015

R 300

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