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Mineral Specimen #5455    Fluorite, Calcite, Marcasite, Barite

Pints Quarry, Raymond, Blackhawk Co., Iowa

7 x 5.2 x 3.3 cm


Root beer brown colored Fluorite crystals are found in a vug lined with Calcite crystals. The Fluorite crystals are reminiscent of some of the darker crystals found at Clay Center. Also present are bladed white colored Barite crystals and small Marcasite crystals. Under LW, the Fluorite fluoresces a bright yellow (brighter than in the picture). The location closed in the late 1990s and is now flooded and the collecting is not permitted.

Condition: Good

Flaws: The Barite crystals are incomplete; the Fluorite crystal are pristine.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Fluorite | Calcite | Sulfates | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars