Mineral Specimen #6016 Fluorite, Pyrite, Calcite
Pints Quarry, Raymond, Black Hawk Co., Iowa
7.7 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm
Small, well formed, cubic Fluorite crystals which are a light caramel color cover the surface of this specimen. The Fluorite crystals rest on a layer of white Calcite. At one end of the specimen, spherical aggregates of small Pyrite crystals are partial covered by the Fluorite crystals. Sprinkled across the Fluorite crystals are micro crystals of dark colored Marcasite. Under UV, the Fluorite is vividly fluorescent under both LW and SW. Under LW, the color has a yellow shade and under SW, the color has a slight blueish tint. The specimen is strongly phosphorescent under both SW and LW with a longer lasting effect under SW.
Condition: Very Good
Flaws: Nothing Appreciable
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Fluorite | Sulfides and Sulfosalts | Calcite | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 25 and 49 Dollars