These fluorites are from the Okorusu Mine in the Otjiwarongo Dist. of the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia. This is an open pit operation that is most famous for the variety of fluorite specimens found there. Fluorite is a halide mineral that contains the elements Ca and F. Specimens from this locale are commonly cut from small vugs found in large massive pieces. The pieces are removed and the excess fluorite is then removed and trimmed. This specimen consists of a mounded cluster ( with hollowed out rear) of interpenetrating crystals. They have cranberry to purple color with varying degrees of translucency. The type of pattern in the crystals are commonly called “checker board”. It measures 3 3/4 x 3 x 1 3/4 inches or 96 x 76 x 45 mm.
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