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Specimen # 101242
Mineral: Fluorite
Location: Fluorite, El Hammam Mine, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 4.1 x 3.8 x 2.9 cm


Detailed Description

The apex of this wonderful cluster features a 1.4 cm transparent yellow fluorite crystal with fine internal purple phantom lines. These same phantom lines are visible in the other fluorites on the piece as well. The fluorite crystals are dusted in places with sparkling pyrite. In excellent condition, no damage to the main crystal, minor chips/rubs on a couple others. Under the display lights there are glowing internal reflections in the largest crystal. Super colour, great specimen.

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 41 × 38 × 29 cm