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RM2475   Fluorite and sphalerite

Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith Co., Tennessee, United States

Good sized fluorite crystal from this classic North American mine. It shows the cube shape with staggered growths on one edge, along with polysynthetic growths on the faces. Translucent to transparent, bright and with a violet tone that shows geometric color zoning, more intense on the edges. With a minor "matrix" of sphalerite.


Size: 5 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm.
Main crystal: 4 cm edge/arista
Found in ca. 1988.

Col. Antonio Trigo (MatarĂ³).
Fluorescent under long wave UV


 
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