Fluorite – Sulzbach (GER)

ID: 1860

minerals: Fluorite

location: Sulzbach, Donaustauf fluorite district, Bavaria, Germany

size: 16,5 x 11,5 x 0,5 cm


SKU: 1860 Category: Tag:

I was able to obtain a few very fine fluorite specimens from a historic German mining area. A recent find of local collectors produced a limited number of fluorite specimens that were cut to slices. Cutting fluorite is a hard task, but they managed to get some beautiful slices with 4 – 6 mm thickness. This means the specimens are thick enough to be stable while being thin enough to glow in backlight. One side was cut, the other side was polished.
This specimen is one of the most interesting ones I’ve got; it shows uncountable numbers of layers of different colored fluorite generations. Also there’s some matrix “trapped” in the specimen’s middle. I haven’t seen anything like this from a location in Germany before. What an awesome piece!


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