Fluorite – Water Clear Cuboctahedral Crystals from Dal’negorsk



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These fluorite crystals are from Dal’negorsk in the Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far Eastern Region, Russia. This region contains nine known deposits in which 190 minerals including fluorite can be found. It is a halide that contains the elements Ca and F. This specimen is a fine piece consisting of a mounded cluster of transparent colorless or water clear fluorite crystals with minor calcite. The fluorites display complex twinning with cuboctahedral morphologies. Some prism faces have phantom-like inclusions of micro- calcite crystals just under the surface which appear as beige colored hues in the photos. It can be viewed from all sides or angles. It is hard to capture the transparent quality of the crystals in the photos but they as nice as any from the locale. The base has a rippled surface created from parallel drill cuts used to extract the specimen. This specimen measures 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches or 89 x57 x 60 mm.

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Weight15 oz

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