A USA classic from the Walworth Quarry. Perfect, glass-clear transparent Fluorite sits exposed on Dolomite matrix. The cube is 2.3 CM diameter and several flat needle like crystals of Anhydrite are clearly seen inside. The Fluorite has the most desired blue color and the matrix is seen perfectly through the crystal. This specimen is sawn on the base which is commonly done to collect these without damage in the very hard matrix. The saw marks are not really noticeable in most display positions. We can arrange for a prep lab to use pneumatic tools to roughen the sawn surface if desired though this is certainly not needed, and incurs a cost. Walworth Fluorites are highly desired in fine condition like this, some many have at least some damage. These are a modern classic, the quarry is still operating and twice each year collecting is allowed for one day. Some years little or nothing good is found, such good undamaged specimens are very rare and highly prized.
Santa Rosa Mine, Itambacuri
2.6 x 1.3 x 1.3 CM (thumbnail)
new year 2021
A zoned green flat top terminated Elbaite crystal from old finds at Santa Rosa. The crystal has good glassy luster, moderate transparency and only one small .5 mm chip. Weighs 7.4 Grams, this is priced below typical market rates. Pretty, affordable tourmaline that glows well when backlit.