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Fluorite worms

Posted by Peter Slootweg  
Peter Slootweg March 11, 2019 02:11PM
Lately I see these fluorite "worms" appearing on the market. They look beyond suspicious to me. Any thoughts on these? Are they for real?

Kevin Conroy March 11, 2019 02:25PM
These fluorite on amethyst specimens are reportedly from Nashik, Maharashtra, India. I haven't seen one in person, but I suppose the fluorite "balls" can form connected. Here's another: https://www.minfind.com/mineral-603325.html
Michael Sommers March 11, 2019 08:37PM
A dealer in Tucson at 22nd street had many this year, when I casually mentioned interest in them he very quickly indicated they were carved. I would suspect that with the above pictured specimen.

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