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Identity HelpTwinned Fluorite Enhydros?

13th Jan 2020 23:18 UTCNabeel Ashraf

We are wondering if there are other known examples of twinned fluorite enhydros? This specimen is from Skardu, and has a moving enhydro. We have been trying to find other examples to cross-reference. If anyone knows of any, please feel free to point us to those. Thanks in advance - Nabeel & Jeremiah. 

14th Jan 2020 00:43 UTCJosé Zendrera Expert

Hello Nabeel & Jeremiah, welcome to Mindat.
Enhydros in fluorite are known from many localities. Also in twinned crystals. Rare but not unique.
Please see: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/download.php?id=10730
I'm not able to recognize twinning in your sample, can you upload more photos from other points of view?
Wassalam.

14th Jan 2020 01:17 UTCNabeel Ashraf

Hi Jose,

Thank you for responding. We updated the original message with a short video clip. Hopefully it shows the specimen better. We looked at the linked specimen, but can't see similarities. We've looked online, and while one finds fluorite enhydros, we haven't quite found anything similar yet, but hope there are comparable examples somewhere. Look forward to hearing what your thoughts are - J & N. 

14th Jan 2020 10:48 UTCJosé Zendrera Expert

Video is really better than photos for this purpose!
Spinel twin is clearly visible on the video. Also bubble movement into a elongated shape negative crystal.
Congratulations, a very nice specimen.

 
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