Mineral Specimen #5936 Fluorite, Pyrite, Dolomite
Pugh Quarry, Custar, Wood Co, Ohio
5.8 x 6.4 x 4 cm
Ex. Robert Gannon
This specimen is quite a rarity for the Pugh Quarry which is famous for its large Calcite crystals. Both Fluorite and Pyrite were seldom found at the quarry (although still operating, the quarry is now closed to collecting and the workings are below the level of mineralization). The Fluorite is present as small, very well formed, cubic crystals of a light brown color with distinct zoning phantoms, high luster and transparent at the top layers with opaque centers. Under LW, they brightly fluoresce a muted yellow color.
Flaws: The mineralization within the recessed areas is in very good to excellent condition. In the raised areas, there are places where the Fluorite, Pyrite and Dolomite crystals are damaged.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Fluorite | Carbonates | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars
From the Robert Gannon collection