Fluorite on Quartz
Quarry, Near Nasik, Maharashtra Prov., India
5.5x 5.0x 2.5 cm
bright red fluorite hemisphere on a quartz matrix. This piece
is a bit different from those above, in that it has a slightly
translucent appearance and rougher texture.
ball is intact, but as you can see, the matrix is sort of awkwardly
sheared at the top left of the specimen. In any case, finding
a specimen where the fluorite itself is neither damaged nor oiled is
extremely difficult, so I am posting it despite the matrix damage...
and the price takes that flaw into account.