Fluellite with Metavariscite
Cantera Azcarate, Eugui
9.1 x 5 x 2.7 CM (cabinet)
new year 2021
An unusual color for Fluellite, this find was, I believe, the only well-defined violet crystals of the specie ever found. An open vug holding lots of small, perfect crystals of both species but mostly Fluellite. The find was late 90's vintage. Ex Charles Noll collection with a few additional previous labels, these were sold in 1999-2000 by Jordi Fabre (Barcelona, Spain) with none like this since.
A fine transparent cluster of Dolomite crystals from the classic Spanish locality of Eugui, Navarre. An uncommon matrix piece, the crystals are up to 4 CM in diameter and very sharp, undamaged. Dolomite is a very common mineral and crystals are not rare at all, but sharp, gem clear Rhombs like this are really only found at this one locality and they are very rare in such quality. Some minor dark zoning is seen but overall these are white to colorless and mostly transparent. The penetration twinning is textbook sharp and clear, an excellent piece found in 1998.