Fluorite - Spain

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Fluorite - Spain
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Excellent fluorite crystals with a amber yellow to translucent lime colouration as well as perfect crystal habits and a high vitreous lustre, these crystal beds come from the famous Moscona mine in Asturias, Spain. Samples are supplied in 2" x 2" size white card tray and will come with an information label.
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Fluorite (also known as fluorspar) mineral specimens from the famous Moscona mine in Spain, the locality is well known for producing excellent, high quality fluorite crystal beds which have a translucent rich yellow variations of colour and vitreous lustre. The crystals are perfectly formed and cubic and could be described as text book examples. They were found in the Moscana mine which is located in Asturias, Spain. The locality was originally a rich source of coal. However, from 1945, literature emerged detailing that fluorite was present in the Jurassic limestone and easily accessible on the surface, and so fluorite was mined on an irregular basis until 1972 when the mine was sold to Minersa and extraction of fluorite and other minerals such as baryte was extracted on a commercial scale. This operation ceased in 1992 and the pit was closed. However, such specimens from this locality are highly sought after due to their excellent forms, colouration and near perfect samples. Specimens are supplied in 2" x 2" size white card tray and will come with an information label.
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