Posted by: macadmin on 04.19.2020 | Filed under:


Specimen # 101248
Mineral: Fluorite
Location: El Hammam Mine, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Size: 6.5 x 3.0 x 1.9 cm


Detailed Description

This is an attractive group of glassy yellow fluorite crystals with a small amount of matrix. The fluorites are a golden yellow, with very fine-lined internal purple phantoms. Some crystal surfaces are coated with a bit of pyrite. In excellent condition, a couple of small corner chips and some incomplete crystals at the periphery. Stands perfectly for display as shown. The optimal display is as shown in the first photo – the third photo is taken from the left hand side and slightly above, just to give a better sense of the piece.A sweet fluorite.

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.