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Specimen # 101247
Mineral: Fluorite
Location: Fluorite, El Hammam Mine, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 5.4 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm


Detailed Description

A pretty group of glassy yellow flourite crystals to 1.2 cm. Super colour – these crystals are golden yellow under halogen lighting and a brighter yellow under mixed (3500-5000 K colour temperature) LED. In excellent condition, an internal cleavage plane in one crystal, some minor chips and incomplete crystals around the periphery. A rich, colourful yellow fluorite 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 60 × 43 × 17 cm