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Mineral Specimen #5507    Zoned Fluorite with Included Chalcopyrite

Cave-In-Rock, Hardin Co., Illinois

7.5 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm


Ex. Robert Gannon

The predominate color of theFluorite in this specimen is a yellow/amber color with thin bands of various colors of violet/purple near the surface which in places shades into blue. These bands of color are only a few millimeters below the surface. The overall appearance of the specimen is a reddish amber brown because of the color combination of the yellow/amber below the violet. Included within the crystals are small Chalcopyrite crystals. The Fluorite is relatively transparent and the surfaces have a high, glossy luster.

Condition: Good

Flaws: There are minor chips on some of the edges and corners. There is an internal cleave in cone of the larger crystals.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Fluorite | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Minerals with Inclusions | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars