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"Red" Fluorite from Germany

Posted by Steve Stuart  
"Red" Fluorite from Germany
December 30, 2011 01:27AM
Hello, all!

I am working through an old micromineral collection, many with incomplete labels. Here are three images of "red" fluorite attributed only to Germany. FOV is about 3 mm in length. In association are very clear calcite crystals. The coloring of the fluorite appears to be from inclusions of red-orange hair-like material (hematite?). Is this assembly unique enough in Germany to pin down the locality?



open | download - Fluorite 3b.JPG (55.4 KB)
open | download - Fluorite 2b.JPG (71.6 KB)
open | download - Fluorite 1b.JPG (81 KB)
Re: "Red" Fluorite from Germany
December 30, 2011 01:29AM
Two more images:

open | download - Fluorite 4b.JPG (49.7 KB)
open | download - Fluorite 5b.JPG (63.9 KB)
Re: "Red" Fluorite from Germany
January 01, 2012 10:22AM
May be it is not Fluorite but Crandalite. I have such crystal from the location Schneckenstein. At the beginning these crystalls have been considered as Fluorite until an analysis has been done. I enclose a picture of my adequate specimen.

Uwe Ludwig
open | download - Crandallit-Schneckenstein 0161_01.JPG (197.3 KB)

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