|Dimensions||8.6 x 8.0 x 3.0 cm|
Autumn Pocket, Diana Maria Mine, Weardale, England
8.6 x 8.0 x 3.0 cm.
From a locality famous for its highly fluorescent Fluorite I am pleased to offer for your wonderment a very colorful display specimen of this beautiful material. This gorgeous piece is from the “Autumn Pocket”, which produced a small number of specimens exhibiting gemmy Fluorite cubes in association with numerous lustrous, bright-orange Quartz crystals. The Fluorite cubes exhibit a lively purplish fluorescence under both longwave and shortwave UV light; they also exhibit a property called DAYLIGHT FLUORESCENCE, where the crystals acquire a BLUE TINT in the presence of normal daylight – this happens even in the shade as shown in photo #3.