Dims: 5.4 x 4.8 x 2.9" (13.7 x 12.2 x 7.4 cm)
Wt: 2 lbs., 2.3 oz. (1.086 kg)
Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico
This large hand specimen consists of several intergrown Fluorite cubes. These cubes range in diameter from a few millimeters to 2.2" (5.6 cm), and are in moderately good condition, as there are a few areas of obvious damage on the piece. Though none are complete, the crystals have excellent cubic crystal form, with well-defined edges and faces that are composed of many smaller, individual faces that possess a very bright pearly luster. Their dark violet color seems to be concentrated at the surface of each crystal, and fades rapidly about 0.3" (8 mm) down. Though it is almost impossible to determine, I believe that their interior material is transparent and reasonably clear, though it does contain a few internal fractures. There is no host rock or other material present.