Fluorite ("phantom" crystals) with Microcline (var: Amazonite) / Locality - Purple on Blue Pocket, Blue Smoky Claim, Florissant, Colorado

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Here we have an attractive thumbnail-sized Fluorite specimen from one of the Dorris family claims. The piece hosts a cluster of sharp, well-formed, gemmy, cubic crystals of Fluorite measuring up to 1.5 cm and associated with small bits of blue-green Amazonite. The Fluorites show beautiful "phantom" zoning and when they're backlit they show a lovely purple color on the exterior and an unusual rich reddish to golden-brown hue in the "cores" of the crystals. This particular color combination is rare in Fluorite from any locality in my experience. The piece is undamaged on the front / display side, and shows and unusual cavity on the back, that might be a partial "cast" after a preexisting mineral like Quartz. Good thumbnails of Fluorite or any species from the Pikes Peak Batholith are hard to find because the nature of the pockets doesn't really produce them.

Locality: Purple on Blue Pocket, Blue Smoky Clain, Florissant, Teller County, Colorado

Specimen Size: 2.6 x 2.3 x 1.7 cm (thumbnail)
Largest Crystal: 1.5 cm

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