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Specimen # 101240
Mineral: Fluorite
Location: El Hammam Mine, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 7.6 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm


Detailed Description

This is a plate of beautiful golden yellow fluorite crystals – the crystals have good lustre and transparency. In fact there is no matrix on the back/underside and so the full specimen is highly translucent. A few of the fluorite crystals are dusted with coatings of pyrite. Fine phantom lines (purple) can be seen in some of the crystals. In excellent condition, minor chipping and some incomplete crystals around the periphery where this was attached. Great colour!

About These El Hammam Mine Fluorites

The El Hammam Mine has long been a well-known locality for fluorite specimens. This recent small pocket has produced unusually fine sharp yellow crystals.

The hue of these fluorites varies, depending on the light source (common for fluorite), from a warmer honey-yellow under halogen, to a slightly brighter yellow in daylight and even a bit bolder under cool-temperature LED lighting. (This effect is different with each specimen, some show it more and some less). The depth of the yellow colour also varies from one specimen to the next thanks to the fine, faint purple phantoms in many of the crystals.

Additional information

Dimensions 76 × 52 × 16 cm