Creedite
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Creedite

Specimen # 102441
Mineral: Creedite
Location: Creedite, Navidad Mine, Mun. de Rodeo, Durango, Mexico
Size: 4.5 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm

Description

Detailed Description

A gorgeous ball of sharp, lustrous, transparent creedite crystals, radiating out from the centre in all directions. The crystals reach about 1 cm, and the specimen has superb proportions (crystal size to overall diameter). In exceptional condition, this is a top creedite specimen.

About these Navidad Mine Creedites

The Navidad Mine is famous for having produced some of the world’s finest creedite specimens. These came out from the late 1980s through to 2012, when the ore chimney producing them collapsed. For a relatively short period of time, 2009-2012, ¬†fluorite production and then a specimen mining project at the mine produced large numbers of some of the best creedites ever found anywhere. This specimen is from this time period. Although most of the specimens were damaged, small numbers of exceptional pieces were preserved.