Dims: 3.45x1.63x1.45" (8.75x4.15x3.68cm)
Wt: 6.37oz (180.4g)
This fluorite specimen consists of a half dozen large and heavily intergrown fluorite crystals, plus dozens of smaller ones making a thick layer atop the host rock. The fluorite is very pale blue and highly transparent, with a vitreous luster. Some of the crystals have deep violet color splotches as inclusions, but what I find most interesting is that nearly all of the crystals have one or two thin violet color zones about 0.9mm below the surface and less than 0.1mm thick. These color zones give the visual appearance of an outline around each crystal. There is relatively little damage to the points and edges of this delicate mineral, although towards one end a point has been cleaved off and there is an area with a fairly smooth, curved fracture surface.