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RM1271   Octahedral fluorite with calcite and pyrite

Berta quarry, El Papiol - Sant Cugat del Vall├Ęs, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Group of octahedral crystals of fluorite, nice green color, transparent to translucent and very well defined faces and edges. Peppered by small crystals of pyrite with complex shapes and even tabular appearance. They are disposed on a matrix with calcite and pyrite. From a classic Catalan locality. Fluorescence (UV-LW) is red for calcite and blue for fluorite.

Size: 11.5 x 5.7 x 5.0 cm.
Main crystal: 8 x 8 mm.
Found in ca. 2001.

Fluorescent under long wave UV