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This page gathers together the specimens that, because of their quality, rarity or interesting locality,
we wish to maintain on our web site as reference specimens although they have been sold.


The region where the Asturian Fluorites are found is very beautiful, as you can see in this view from Villaviciosa.
Loroñe, a pleasant village next to the Fito hill, which is where the Emilio mine is located.
Views of the village of Berbes, famous across the world for its Fluorites.
A typical 'hórreo' (grain store) in the village of Caravia Alta, which is very close to the Jaimina mine.


Berbes Fluorite

Fluorite from Berbes, Asturias, Spain, one of the classic fluorite localities in Europe at the moment. Given the poor state of the area, the local collectors, who used to find those amazing pockets of fluorite, are finding fewer and fewer good specimens. These are specimens that come from some careful hunting by the locals.

Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte.

NH14P1: Cubic crystals with polysynthetic growths on some of their faces and geometric color zoning, deeper at the center of the crystal. The crystals it has grown on an aggregate of white laminar crystals of Baryte.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 4.8 × 1.9 × 2.9 cm = 1.9” × 0.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Baryte minor fluorescence long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte

NA66P1: Group of cubic crystals of excellent transparency, very deep color and a marked geometrical zoning. The group has grown on an aggregate of white laminar crystals of Baryte.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6 × 4.4 × 3.1 cm = 2.4” × 1.7” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 3.2 × 2 cm = 1.3” × 0.8”

Baryte minor fluorescence long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Side
Side
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Front
Front
Fluorite with Baryte. Side
Side

NC56P1: Group of cubic crystals of excellent transparency, very deep color and a marked geometrical zoning. The group has grown on an aggregate of white laminar crystals of Baryte.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 2.9 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.8 × 2.7 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Baryte minor fluorescence long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte

NB66P1: Group of cubic crystals of excellent transparency, very deep color and a marked geometrical zoning. The group has grown on an aggregate of white laminar crystals of Baryte.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.7 × 4.6 × 6.1 cm = 2.6” × 1.8” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 1.9 cm = 1.3” × 0.7”

Baryte minor fluorescence long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.

NP63P1: Cubic crystals with growths of clear, very uniform lilac color The crystals have grown on an aggregate of white laminar crystals of Baryte.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.5 × 6.2 × 4.5 cm = 3.3” × 2.4” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Baryte minor fluorescence long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte

R47FI0: The sample is from a find of 1985. On a base of white Baryte crystals were formed a series of cubic blue, bright and completely transparent, Fluorite crystals.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (1985)

Specimen size: 11.8 × 11.2 × 5.8 cm = 4.6” × 4.4” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.

C96XDD9: A rather different pocket, that was found in 1993, produced this specimen with transparent crystals that are light blue and that has all its color concentrated in the violet phantoms within the crystals and is very fluorescent, which is very unusual for Berbes Fluorite. Also with lots of Baryte, this floater really shows the features of this unusual pocket.
La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (11/1993)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 8.8 × 6.5 cm = 5.3” × 3.5” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Quartz

NF57G8: Crystals are very clear, perfectly cubic and with a deep violet color contrasting with the Quartz matrix.
Cuetu l'Aspa, Berbes mining area, Cuetu L'Aspa, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (2001)

Specimen size: 7.2 × 4.6 × 4 cm = 2.8” × 1.8” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.

VA16G8: A classic sample from Berbes of Fluorite crystals, of a good transparency, luster and color, with a Quartz druse and a “book” group of Baryte crystals.
This specimen was photographed and published in the magazine "Lapis" number 7-8 / 2013, page 19
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.4 × 4.1 cm = 2.6” × 2.1” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz

NE6F0: The crystals are well-defined cubes, brilliant, a great violet color, and with clear color zoning. This very beautiful specimen has the typical Baryte and Calcite.
El Frondil, Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (05/2004)

Specimen size: 8.5 × 8 × 3 cm = 3.3” × 3.1” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.

TH47W4: Group of cubic crystals finely beveled by the faces of the dodecahedron. They are bright, with clear lilac color and are very transparent neatly allowing the matrix of yellowish-white Baryte to be seen.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 10.1 × 5.2 × 4.5 cm = 4.0” × 2.0” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.8 cm = 0.7” × 0.7”

Fluorite with Quartz

NF48AB4: Aggregate of transparent and deep violet Fluorite crystals with very well defined geometrical growths and on a matrix of Quartz crystals. Being from a classic locality, this particular sample is from a not so well known point and its aspect is slightly different from the usual Fluorite in the area.
Núcleo rocoso, Berbes mining area, Cuetu L'Aspa, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 10.3 × 9.2 × 6.6 cm = 4.1” × 3.6” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 0.9” × 0.7”

Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.
Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz. Fluorite with Baryte and Quartz.

MN87J5: Esthetic group of cubic blue violet crystals, very clear and with very well marked geometric zoning, with groups of Baryte crystals and, furthermore, a nest of Quartz crystals which have a clear crystal of Fluorite at its center.
Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (±1995)

Specimen size: 16.5 × 8.5 × 5 cm = 6.5” × 3.3” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.3 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Fluorite with Quartz

MT49AD2: Cluster of cubic crystals finely beveled by the dodecahedron. They are transparent, bright and have a very intense and deep lilac color. The sample has characteristics that are quite different from the more usual Berbes crystals because they came from an unusual place, the Cuetu IV (North block)
Cuetu IV (bloque Norte), Berbes mining area, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (1983)

Specimen size: 17.2 × 9.7 × 7.5 cm = 6.8” × 3.8” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 1.7 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz.

Berbes Fluorite - Coquera del Liso

In Berbes, Asturies, one of the most famous pockets was the pocket of 'Coquera del Liso' found in March 1993. One huge rock, which weighed more than 50 tons, had fallen from the cliffs. Inside this rock local collectors found great water clear Fluorite crystals with naturally modified corners, frequently associated with Quartz and Baryte. Fabre Minerals bought the whole pocket. These specimens come from this find.

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Rear
Rear
Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz

LDF14AB5: Cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron, one of them very isolated. They are very transparent and bright, have a violet color and are on a Quartz matrix. The samples from the Coquera del Liso are from an unique find in 1993, when only a few samples of great quality were recovered. They were individually numbered and, at that time, we added a commemorative label with details of the find. We’ll send to the buyer, with the sample, this numbered commemorative label.
Coquera del Liso, La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (03/1993)

Specimen size: 7.9 × 6.5 × 6 cm = 3.1” × 2.6” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz

LCR16AB5: Cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron, very transparent and bright. They have a violet color and are on a Quartz matrix, with small Baryte crystals. The samples from the Coquera del Liso are from an unique find in 1993, when only a few samples of great quality were recovered. They were individually numbered and, at that time, we added a commemorative label with the details of the find. We’ll send to the buyer, with the sample, this numbered commemorative label.
Coquera del Liso, La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Valdelmar, Berbes, Ribadesella, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (03/1993)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 5.6 × 2.4 cm = 3.3” × 2.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”

Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

Fluorite from the Llamas Quarry

Fluorite
Fluorite.

NQ86S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. A floater crystal, extraordinarily transparent, very bright and slightly violet, with very well developed dodecahedron bevels.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 1.6 × 1.3 × 0.6 cm = 0.6” × 0.5” × 0.2”

Fluorite with Quartz

NR16Y7: Aggregate, on matrix, of cubic crystals, one of them clearly dominant, transparent, bright and having the dodecahedral faces much more developed on two of the edges.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 1.8 × 1.6 × 1.9 cm = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite
Fluorite.

NP26S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Dominant single cubic crystal, slightly elongated and with some other smaller crystals. It is very transparent and shows very well marked geometrical color zoning, from clear lilac to the deepest violet.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2011/2
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.1 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.4” × 0.5”

Fluorite

NC26X5: Slightly elongated single cubic crystal beveled by the dodecahedron. It is transparent and has a very well marked geometric zoning, from clear lilac to deepest violet.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 2.4 × 2.1 × 1.6 cm = 0.9” × 0.8” × 0.6”

Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite.

NG36S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Group of crystals, one of them clearly dominant, on a Quartz matrix. The main crystal, very aerial, is completely transparent and has very well developed dodecahedron bevels.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Fluorite

NC69S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Floater group of cubic crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well developed dodecahedron bevels, of slight lilac color, very bright and completely transparent.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 2.6 × 1.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.0” × 0.5” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite.

NA63T1: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite, one of them very aerial and clearly dominant. They are beveled by the dodecahedron, are very bright, completely clear and are on Quartz matrix.
This specimen was published on the Mineralogical Record´s web page, in the ‘What’s New in the Mineral World?’ section, report #29, August 27, 2011 edition.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.2 × 1.8 cm = 1.1” × 0.9” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.7 cm = 0.3” × 0.3”

Fluorite with Calcite

ND47S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Cubic crystals with very well developed dodecahedron bevels. They are colorless, completely transparent, very bright, and are implanted on a group of scalenohedral crystals of Calcite.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 3.3 × 3.2 × 2.8 cm = 1.3” × 1.3” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.7 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Fluorite with Calcite.
Fluorite
Fluorite.

NJ96S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Very aerial group, on a Quartz matrix, of violet cubic crystals, some of them with “window” growths and very well marked color zoning with solid inclusions in the center of each crystal.
This specimen was photographed for the ‘Mineralienbörse Ste.-Marie-aux-Mines 2011’ section of the magazine ‘Mineralien Welt’ and appears on page 12 of number 5/2011
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 3.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.4” × 1.4” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorite with Baryte

NK47S9: A novelty at Sainte Marie-aux-Mines 2011. Group of cubic crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well developed dodecahedron bevels and with echeloned growths on the cube faces. They are transparent, violet and are on a Baryte matrix.
The specimen has been reviewed, photographed and published as a new discovery in the magazine ‘Mineral Up’ on page 29 in number 2011/2
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (02/2010)

Specimen size: 3.9 × 3.4 × 2.4 cm = 1.5” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 2.9 × 2.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.1”

Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.

NB56Z0: A group of extraordinarily flattened cubic Fluorite crystals with a very well marked bevel of the dodecahedron. They are transparent, colorless and very bright and are on a Quartz matrix with a scalenohedral Calcite crystal.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 4.7 × 2.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.9” × 1.1” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Calcite minor fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Quartz

NE89Y7: Aggregate of Fluorite on a matrix with Quartz crystals. The crystals are neatly cubic, transparent, very bright and have a very intense and deep violet color. Samples from the Llamas quarry having a matrix of this size are very scarce due the friability of the rock.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6 × 4.8 × 3.6 cm = 2.4” × 1.9” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side
Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

ND90Z3: Group of flattened cubic Fluorite crystal beveled by the dodecahedron, completely clear, very bright, with a very clear lilac color and on a matrix of white Quartz crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.2 × 5,2 × 5.2 cm = 2.4” × 2.0” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 0.6 cm = 0.5” × 0.2”

Fluorite with Quartz

NT73AC6: Aggregate of very flattened Fluorite crystals showing the faces of the cube strongly beveled by the dodecahedron. They are transparent, have a pale lilac color and are on matrix, with Quartz crystals.
Llamas Quarry, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Las Cabañas, Duyos, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 11.2 × 6.3 × 4.9 cm = 4.4” × 2.5” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.8”

Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

La Collada old timers

The "Collada" and "Josefa-Veneros" veins at La Collada rate among the greatest in Spanish mineralogy. All Spanish collectors dream of having one of the extraordinary specimens in their collection. The specimens have a wide variation in, normally intense, color, modified edges to the crystals, and really very special forms. Although people recently found material in the same region and it is not that distinct from the classic ones, the old timers still have that special something.

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.

B6RS6: From the mythic Josefa-Veneros vein at La Collada, this Fluorite on Quartz is slightly different from the classic Fluorites on Calcite, which are characteristic from that vein.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 1.9 × 1.4 × 1.1 cm = 0.7” × 0.6” × 0.4”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Fluorite

X56RS6: From the mythic Josefa-Veneros vein at La Collada.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 2.5 × 1.9 × 1.6 cm = 1.0” × 0.7” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Fluorite.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Rear
Rear

B9RH2: Fluorite with beveled cubic and very transparent crystals. The main crystal shows a complete world in it, with a curious distribution of color. From the mythic Josefa-Veneros Norte vein, at La Collada.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 3.1 × 2.2 × 2.3 cm = 1.2” × 0.9” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Fluorite with Quartz

L56RS6: From the mythic Josefa-Veneros vein at La Collada, this Fluorite on Quartz is slightly different from the classic Fluorites on Calcite, which are characteristic from that vein.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 3.6 × 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 1.4” × 0.6” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite.

RA12I2: A typical group from Josefa-Veneros, with beveled edges and the color very much intense on the edges than in the faces of the cube. The specimen can be considered as a classic from the locality.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 5.6 × 4.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.2” × 1.7” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 1.1 cm = 1.0” × 0.4”

Calcite fluorescent short UV & low fluorescence long UV
Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz

N8RH2: Pyrite and Fluorite are covering the terminal faces of Quartz crystals forming a little valley between them also covered by crystals. Some cubes of fluorite are so extremely beveled that they nearly appear as dodecahedra. A classic sample from the mythic Josefa-Veneros Norte vein, at La Collada.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1974)

Specimen size: 5.8 × 3.8 × 3.5 cm = 2.3” × 1.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Pyrite and Quartz. Top
Top
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite.

L8RS6: From the mythic Josefa-Veneros vein at La Collada, this classic Fluorite shows a little bit of Calcite on its back side, the typical matrix for the Fluorites of that vein.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (±1970)

Specimen size: 6 × 5.3 × 4.6 cm = 2.4” × 2.1” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 3.3 × 2.7 cm = 1.3” × 1.1”

Fluorite

TF49W9: Aggregate of transparent cubic crystals beveled by the faces of the dodecahedron. Their color is between violet and blue, with diffuse color zoning. The simple has, on its back, some remains of Calcite that prove the locality is “Filón Josefa-Veneros”, one of the great classics of Spanish mineralogy.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.3 × 7.7 × 5.5 cm = 3.3” × 3.0” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 4.1 × 3.5 cm = 1.6” × 1.4”

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite
Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite.
Fluorite on Quartz with Calcite.

B62RH2: On a base of Quartz crystals stand some groups of echeloned crystals of Fluorite made of small cubes with beveled edges and deep blue color. All over the matrix there are other small single cubes also with beveled edges. A classic sample from the mythic Josefa-Veneros Norte vein, at La Collada.
Josefa-Veneros vein, Coroña de Arriba-La Collada, La Collada mining area, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (1975)

Specimen size: 13.2 × 7.5 × 5.2 cm = 5.2” × 3.0” × 2.0”


La Collada Fluorite - Geoda del Reguerín

From when mining ended at La Collada until 1998 almost no new specimens were found in the area. That said there were a few finds, such as the large April 1994 pocket called 'Geoda del Reguerín' which was found near the La Viesca area. The pocket was filled with water, but from beneath the water a large number of specimens emerged, with light sky blue crystals of Fluorite that have pale violet phantoms. While the crystals are not that large they are very transparent, and almost always on Quartz matrix. We bought the majority of this find and have some of them below.

Fluorite with Quartz

R40A: Very clear, good crystal form.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (04/1994)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3 cm = 1.4” × 1.2”

Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

R56CI7: Very transparent, neat and bright group of cubic crystals. Their color is very pale blue with very well defined zonation of color. They are on a matrix partially covered by small Quartz crystals.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (04/1994)

Specimen size: 8.9 × 7.9 × 5.8 cm = 3.5” × 3.1” × 2.3”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 1.7 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorite with Quartz

R26ECM3: A classic from the April 1994 find in the well known pocket of El Reguerín, in the La Collada district. Very transparent Fluorite crystals with an excellent and zoned blue color. With a thin layer of microcrystalline Quartz on some Fluorite faces.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (04/1994)

Specimen size: 13 × 8.2 × 6.3 cm = 5.1” × 3.2” × 2.5”

Main crystal size: 4.7 × 4.3 cm = 1.9” × 1.7”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Side
Side

La Collada Fluorite - Reguerín 2 Pocket

During December of 2001 in the La Collada area of Asturias, Spain, a series of pockets of Fluorite was found. Physically they was found very close to another old find in the "El Reguerín" area, but luckily the color of these specimens is better than those from the previous find. More intense, with a spectacular color change from sky blue to mauve depending the kind of light. Their luster is better too.
As is quite common in the La Collada area these specimens show naturally modified corners.

Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.

NN6L5: Group of transparent and beveled cubic Fluorite crystals. The main feature of this specimen is the slight curvature of the crystal bevels smoothing the crystal appearance. An interesting miniature.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (12/2001)

Specimen size: 2.8 × 2.6 × 1.9 cm = 1.1” × 1.0” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.2 cm = 0.7” × 0.5”

Fluorite

NP9G8: Two main cubic crystals have a magnificent blue color. The degree of transparency varies due to the growing factors. The rhombohedron also appears, forming a bevel.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (12/2001)

Specimen size: 3.5 × 3.3 × 5.5 cm = 1.4” × 1.3” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 2,9 × 2.6 cm = 0.8” × 1.0”

Fluorite.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.

NR60G8: Strong zonation formed by two different growth phases. The first phase, deep violet in the inner crystal part, and a second one, outside, of a vivid blue color. The crystal sits on a minimal Quartz matrix.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (12/2001)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.8 × 3.8 cm = 2.0” × 1.5” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 3.8 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”

Fluorite

NP58D9: It has a more intense color than the other specimens and has a very nice architecture. A very esthetic floater.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (12/01)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 4 × 3.1 cm = 2.2” × 1.6” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Fluorite.
Fluorite on Quartz
Fluorite on Quartz. Fluorite on Quartz.

NE58G8: Color and luster are, maybe, less intense than usual but compensated by the esthetical aspect of the piece, aerial on a fine matrix of Quartz, and the shape of the faces, that are clear on their beveled edges.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (12/2001)

Specimen size: 7.6 × 6.5 × 2.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.6” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Quartz after Calcite

NM61D9: Let’s see: some scalenohedrons of Calcite once existed in the pocket. They are now long gone and all that remains is the form of the faces of the old Calcite crystals that have been preserved by the coating of Quartz that formed on them. It is a floater with a very clean appearance and great originality. It is the most spectacular of the specimens of this type that came out of this find.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Bocamina’ on page 62 in number 19, year 2007.
La Viesca Mine, Reguerín II pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (12/01)

Specimen size: 11.5 × 9.5 × 5 cm = 4.5” × 3.7” × 2.0”

Quartz after Calcite. Front
Front
Quartz after Calcite. Rear
Rear

La Collada Fluorite - Geoda del Tiro / Geoda Destartalada

In Spain there are two classic localities for quality Fluorite: Berbes and La Collada. At the latter, extraordinary specimens were found when the mine was worked in the 60s and 70s. Their color varied between blue and green, phantoms were frequently present, and the edges of the crystals were often modified. Between 1998 and 1999 with the aid of heavy equipment, they managed to remove the spoil from an area of the La Collada mine and find a number of reasonably sized pockets with good crystals which are violet or deep blue, and often have phantoms. From these finds we were able to present the following specimens.

Fluorite
Fluorite.

N8DD9: More transparent and brilliant than most other specimens from La Collada, and, as it lacks the typical modification to the edges, it looks more like one from Berbes – but it is from La Collada. Very nice as well!
La Viesca Mine, Tiro pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (11/98)

Specimen size: 5.5 × 2.8 × 1.8 cm = 2.2” × 1.1” × 0.7”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Fluorite

NP46L3: Big translucent beveled cubic crystal of Fluorite showing a violet color with blue internal reflections and marked zoning with more intense and violet shade. On matrix partially covered by small and brilliant Quartz crystals.
La Viesca Mine, Tiro pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 6.7 × 6.5 × 9.3 cm = 2.6” × 2.6” × 3.7”

Main crystal size: 6.7 × 5.8 cm = 2.6” × 2.3”

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Side
Side
Fluorite
Fluorite.

S164S: Floater, with multiple phantoms of different color.
La Viesca Mine, Tiro pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (11/98)

Specimen size: 7 × 6 cm = 2.8” × 2.4”

Fluorite

N27HL5: Group of beveled cubic crystals with polysynthetic growths forming tiled structures on the cube faces. Crystals are translucent and their color varies between the greenish blue and lilac.
La Viesca Mine, Tiro pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (11/1998)

Specimen size: 11.4 × 8.2 × 6.5 cm = 4.5” × 3.2” × 2.6”

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Top
Top
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz.
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorite with Quartz.

N90DD9: Crystals of purple Fluorite, with zoned phantoms, good shininess, and small crystals of Fluorite that have grown on the first generation of crystals. On top of that, in the center of the specimen there is an old scalenohedron of Calcite that has been completely replaced by Quartz and which stands upright and aerial on the Fluorite.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Bocamina’ on page 60 in number 19, year 2007.
La Viesca Mine, Tiro pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (11/98)

Specimen size: 23.5 × 11.5 × 10.5 cm = 9.3” × 4.5” × 4.1”

Main crystal size: 1.5 × 1.2 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”


La Collada Fluorite - Tres de La Collada

At the end of the month of May 2003 in the La Collada mining area they found a superb pocket the size of at least two cars and full of crystallized specimens. This pocket was named "Tres de La Collada" for the name of the area where it was found and it supplied more than 6000 specimens. That seems like a lot of specimens, but as is usual in this kind of find, only a few of this huge total had "collector quality". Well connected with all main Spanish finds, we went there immediately and we made a significant selection of our favorite specimens.

In some cases (the bluer ones) the shape is very similar to the famous old classic La Collada Fluorite, with naturally modified corners. In other cases (the more violet ones) they are completely different from the others found at this locality in the past. The white Quartz matrix in a few specimens completes the fame of the find.

As usual with La Collada classic specimens, the surface of the crystals is not that brilliant, but rather slightly glazed. This is due to a second generation of globular Fluorite (by the way very similar to the new Indian ones) partially covering the surface of the crystals. When viewed with a magnifying glass it is spectacular as it looks like sea waves.

Please note that all the specimens are shown with two kind of lights: fluorescent or day light and bulb light. The color depends so much on which of these two light sources is used that we preferred to display them in the two different lights.

Fluorite

NA26D5: Sharp, with a very good display form, this specimen shows on the back if it minor dissolution Fluorite crystals around the relict of the matrix where the specimen grew.
La Viesca Mine, Tres de la Collada pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (05/2003)

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4 × 4.2 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 3 × 3 cm = 1.2” × 1.2”

Fluorite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite. Bulb light
Bulb light
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite. Bulb light
Bulb light

NK6C9: A hyper "new classic" with its phantoms, naturally modified corners, and a floater with contacts on its rear.
La Viesca Mine, Tres de la Collada pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (05/2003)

Specimen size: 6.5 × 4.8 × 4 cm = 2.6” × 1.9” × 1.6”

Fluorite

NQ96G8: Beautiful group of crystals with an excellent color and luster. The last growth phase formed divergent crystals which seem, in some edges, to be nearby isolated.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Bocamina’ on page 59 in number 19, year 2007.
La Viesca Mine, Tres de la Collada pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (05/2003)

Specimen size: 9.2 × 8 × 4.8 cm = 3.6” × 3.1” × 1.9”

Main crystal size: 3.1 × 2.7 cm = 1.2” × 1.1”

Fluorite.  Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite. Bulb light
Bulb light
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite with Quartz. Bulb light
Bulb light

ND76D5: The form is so beautiful. The crystals display so well and contrast with the Quartz matrix! Plus all of them are complete at the rear as well..
This specimen was photographed and published in the magazine "Lapis" number 7-8 / 2013, page 48
La Viesca Mine, Tres de la Collada pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (05/2003)

Specimen size: 11 × 8 × 6.5 cm = 4.3” × 3.1” × 2.6”

Main crystal size: 4 × 4 cm = 1.6” × 1.6”

Fluorite with Quartz

NZ47D1: Extremely large, this showy specimen is the best of the find in this size. I think that the photo says everything, but let me tell you that the form it is just wonderful, the color is very intense, and the whole specimen very spectacular when you have it in front of you!.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Bocamina’ on page 61 in number 19, year 2007.
La Viesca Mine, Tres de la Collada pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (05/2003)

Specimen size: 29 × 15 × 9 cm = 11.4” × 5.9” × 3.5”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3 cm = 1.6” × 1.2”

Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite with Quartz. Bulb light
Bulb light

La Collada Fluorite - Coquera de la Calcita Fluorite

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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite with Quartz. Bulb light
Bulb light

NJ11F2: The cubic crystallization, the color, and the internal zones are all good reasons to like this specimen and the general esthetics is enhanced by the matrix covered in water-clear Quartz.
The specimen has been reviewed and published in the magazine ‘Bocamina’ on page 70 in number 19, year 2007.
La Viesca Mine, Coquera de la Calcita pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 5.7 × 4.8 × 4 cm = 2.2” × 1.9” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3 cm = 1.5” × 1.2”

Fluorite with Calcite

NT86T0: Group of cubic crystals with intense luster and a very deep color, violet with bluish shades, and geometrical color zoning on the bevels. They are on a group of white scalenohedral crystals of Calcite. The sample is from material compiled for years by Fernando Brugos, former owner of the La Viesca claim. This material has been accurately documented, regarding the different pockets as well as the dates of the finds.
La Viesca Mine, Coquera de la Calcita pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 6 × 4 × 3.8 cm = 2.4” × 1.6” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.5 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Former Fernando Brugos

Fluorite with Calcite.
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorescent light (day light)
Fluorite with Quartz. Bulb light
Bulb light

NM96F2: The color is great in this one. The crystals are dominated by blue zones that are enhanced by the transparency. The slight covering of the surface by Quartz adds an extra touch.
La Viesca Mine, Coquera de la Calcita pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 7 × 7 × 4.5 cm = 2.8” × 2.8” × 1.8”

Fluorite

NX68T0: Group of cubic crystals with echeloned bevels. They are very bright, very transparent and have violet blue color with very well defined geometrical color zones. The sample is from material compiled for years by Fernando Brugos, former owner of the La Viesca claim. This material has been accurately documented, regarding the different pockets as well as the dates of the finds.
La Viesca Mine, Coquera de la Calcita pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 7.4 × 4.2 cm = 3.3” × 2.9” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 4 × 3.8 cm = 1.6” × 1.5”

Former Fernando Brugos

Fluorite.
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.

NC30T0: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite with echeloned bevels. They are very bright, very transparent and have violet blue color with geometrical color zoning. They are on matrix with crystals of Quartz and white scalenohedrons of Calcite. The sample is from material compiled for years by Fernando Brugos, former owner of the La Viesca claim. This material has been accurately documented, regarding the different pockets as well as the dates of the finds.
La Viesca Mine, Coquera de la Calcita pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 12.4 × 9.2 × 4.4 cm = 4.9” × 3.6” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 2.1 × 2 cm = 0.8” × 0.8”

Former Fernando Brugos

Calcita with Fluorite and Quartz

NG46F7: Calcite is not so common in this Quarry. In this case we have a quite large, rounded crystal of Calcite on the typical matrix of Fluorite and Quartz, although in this case the Fluorite is colorless. Curiously the Calcite is intensely yellow-orange near the rear, almost certainly due to the presence of oxides that were in the iron rich fluids from which it formed.
La Viesca Mine, Coquera de la Calcita pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (01/2004)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 10.5 × 8.5 cm = 4.9” × 4.1” × 3.3”

Main crystal size: 6.6 × 5.2 cm = 2.6” × 2.0”

Calcita with Fluorite and Quartz.
Calcita with Fluorite and Quartz.

La Collada Fluorite - La Negrina pocket

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Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind

NR66T8: Group of cubic crystals beveled by the dodecahedron. They are transparent, bright and have a very deep and intense bluish-violet color. The sample is from material collected for years by Fernando Brugos, former owner of the La Viesca claim. This material has been accurately documented, the different pockets as well as the dates of the finds have been recorded.
La Viesca Mine, La Negrina pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (03-04/2006)

Specimen size: 7.3 × 5.5 × 3.8 cm = 2.9” × 2.2” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 2.7 × 2.4 cm = 1.1” × 0.9”

Fluorite

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click here or on the image

NC47Z2: Translucent crystals with a very deep and intense color, with smooth cubic faces beveled by the dodecahedron with polycrystalline growths.
La Viesca Mine, La Negrina pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (03-04/2006)

Specimen size: 9.4 × 7.5 × 7.6 cm = 3.7” × 3.0” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 2.6 × 2.2 cm = 1.0” × 0.9”

Former Fernando Brugos

Fluorite. Front
Front
Fluorite. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz
Fluorite with Quartz. Front
Front
Fluorite with Quartz. Light behind
Light behind
Fluorite with Quartz.

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NB87Z2: Very aerial group of translucent crystals with very deep and intense color, with smooth cubic faces beveled by the dodecahedron that has polycrystalline growths. The crystals are on a matrix coated by Quartz crystals, some of them doubly terminated.
La Viesca Mine, La Negrina pocket, La Collada mining area, Huergo, Siero, Comarca Oviedo, Asturias  Spain (03-04/2006)

Specimen size: 10.5 × 8.6 × 5.5 cm = 4.1” × 3.4” × 2.2”

Main crystal size: 3.7 × 3.2 cm = 1.5” × 1.3”

Former Fernando Brugos


Fluorite from the Moscona Mine

For many years under the general locality 'Villabona' many nice lemon yellow Fluorites have appeared on the market, often associated with saddle Dolomite and often quite large Calcite which has interesting crystal form and is white to yellow in color. Less frequently they were associated with blue, white and once in a while yellow Baryte. Pyrite and Marcasite completed the paragenesis.
As so often happens, production has dropped over the last few years and, while the mine is still active, almost no new material has been found.
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Fluorite with Calcite

VC25I7: Scalenohedral crystal, clear and neat, of well defined and bright faces and edges. Its tip is partially covered by a group of cubic, very bright honey-yellow crystals of Fluorite.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 3.8 × 2.5 × 2.1 cm = 1.5” × 1.0” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.4 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Intense fluorescence short UV & fluorescent long UV

Fluorite with Calcite.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.

NE61N7: The Moscona Mine produced a lot of nice specimens during its best years. One of the nicest is this lovely Fluorite.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.4 × 5.2 × 2.7 cm = 2.5” × 2.0” × 1.1”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Dolomite

NP9L4: Group of cubic Fluorite crystals with intense honey color, good brilliance and transparency, the top bordered by rhombohedral white Dolomite crystals, with curved faces and edges. An elegant specimen.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.5 × 5 × 1.5 cm = 2.6” × 2.0” × 0.6”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Dolomite.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

NB12N7: The Moscona Mine produced a lot of nice specimens during its best years. One of the nicest is this lovely Fluorite with Calcite.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 7.8 × 7.6 × 3.7 cm = 3.1” × 3.0” × 1.5”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite

VX7G8: A group of cubic crystals of yellow honey color, very bright and transparent, skirted by bluish tabular crystals of Baryte and covered by little scalenohedra of Calcite. A very fine piece.
This specimen was photographed and published in the magazine "Lapis" number 7-8 / 2013, page 52
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.9 × 9.9 cm = 3.4” × 2.3” × 3.9”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.9” × 0.5”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite. Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Top
Top

NY14K7: Good brilliance, transparency and honey yellow cubic Fluorite group. The prominent Calcite has a rare multiple termination.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (±1995)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 6.9 × 2.5 cm = 3.4” × 2.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Intense zoned fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte

VR64G8: Group of cubic crystals with a very marked zonation all along the cube, partially covered by small crystals of Baryte and Calcite.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7.2 × 7.7 cm = 4.0” × 2.8” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.4 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte. Fluorite with Calcite and Baryte.
Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions
Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions. Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions.
Fluorite with Pyrite inclusions

VB56G8: Group of bright cubic crystals with a very clear zonation marked by Pyrite inclusions.
The piece is from the Jordi Fabre collection and we will give the handwriten label with the sample.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (03/1993)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6.9 × 3.4 cm = 4.2” × 2.7” × 1.3”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.6 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Baryte

NA86XD9: This one shows an association of Baryte and Fluorite. The Fluorite is a nice color, is brilliant and has some Dolomite decoration. While the Baryte is small and towards the side of the specimen, it has a nice color, is very aerial, and does not detract from the rest. In the lower part of the specimen there is a contact without crystallized Fluorite, but you do not really notice this as it is hidden by a hump of crystals.
This specimen was photographed and published in the magazine "Lapis" number 7-8 / 2013, page 58
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 12 × 8.5 × 8 cm = 4.7” × 3.3” × 3.1”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.1 cm = 0.7” × 0.4”

Fluorite with Baryte. Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Front
Front
Fluorite with Calcite. Side
Side
Fluorite with Calcite.

NA67V9: Druse of very bright cubic crystals of Fluorite. They have a very deep yellow color and are with small complex crystals of Calcite. The color is really good, more luminous and saturated than usual in the Fluorites from this locality.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (1995)

Specimen size: 21 × 11 × 6 cm = 8.3” × 4.3” × 2.4”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Fluorite with Pyrite and Baryte

VB57G8: Small cubic crystals of Pyrite. They are beveled and very sharp and cover a group of yellow cubic crystals of Fluorite. Some Baryte groups add richness to the specimen.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 6.2 × 4.6 × 2.4 cm = 2.4” × 1.8” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Pyrite and Baryte.
Fluorite with Pyrite
Fluorite with Pyrite. Fluorite with Pyrite.

VM60G8: Very original. A group of cubic crystals of Fluorite absolutely covered by little beautifully iridescent crystals of Pyrite.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 7.5 × 5.8 × 2.5 cm = 3.0” × 2.3” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.8 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorite extremely fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite

VL61I7: Groups of Dolomite in white rhombohedral crystals with curved faces and edges, the so-called saddle-shaped form. They cover a group of cubic crystals of Fluorite with small crystals of Pyrite and Sphalerite, typical for the mine.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 8.3 × 7.1 × 5 cm = 3.3” × 2.8” × 2.0”

Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite. Fluorite with Dolomite, Sphalerite and Pyrite.

Blue Fluorite from the Moscona Mine

On the 24 December 1999, before its decline, the Moscona Mine, Solís, Asturias, produced, at the 50 meters level, an extremely unusual pocket of two generations of Fluorite. The second generation is bluish Fluorites on a first generation of yellow Fluorite fluorescent on long & short UV, and everything is associated with Calcite, lemon-yellow Baryte and Dolomite.

After all these years without any further similar material being found, we offer some specimens of that unusual Spanish find.

Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite.

NY48: Mostly blue Fluorite with just a few minor crystals of Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite. Excellent luster.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (24-12/99)

Specimen size: 9.3 × 8 × 3.7 cm = 3.7” × 3.1” × 1.5”

First generation Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite

NP27: The most esthetic specimen with half of the specimen covered by very brilliant gemmy Calcite crystals and the other half showing nice bluish Fluorite, some yellow Baryte on the front and a lot on the back, with Dolomite as well.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (24-12/99)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 7 × 3.9 cm = 4.0” × 2.8” × 1.5”

First generation Fluorite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite.
Fluorite with Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite
Fluorite with Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite. Fluorite with Calcite, Baryte and Dolomite.

N76DS0: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite in which coincide two very different colors, violet and yellow, that correspond to two phases of crystallization. They are bordered by a group of complex crystals of Calcite and tabular crystals of yellow Baryte. Mined at 50m down.
Moscona Mine, El Llano, Solís, Corvera de Asturias, Comarca Avilés, Asturias  Spain (24/12/1999)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 9.4 × 6.9 cm = 5.3” × 3.7” × 2.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Zoned fluorescence long & short UV


Fluorite from the Jaimina Mine

At the Jaimina mine, Caravia, Asturias, Spain, are found tetrahexaedrical Fluorite with very interesting crystallography. They are associated with Baryte and Calcite, sometimes with Chalcopyrite inclusions too.

Tetrahexahedral Fluorite with Baryte

NC96F0: The crystals are tetrahexahedral although this is not very obvious given the subsequent growth of the faces of the basic cube. Near the edges of the crystals there is a fine violet color zone. The crystals, for all their considerable size, are transparent enough to allow one to see the Baryte inclusions.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (1996)

Specimen size: 13.5 × 11 × 7.5 cm = 5.3” × 4.3” × 3.0”

Main crystal size: 4.5 × 3.5 cm = 1.8” × 1.4”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Tetrahexahedral Fluorite with Baryte.
Tetrahexahedral Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz
Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz. Fluorite with Calcite and Quartz.

ND60H5: Crystals are cubes, transparent and having a pleasant lilac color on a microcrystalline quartz matrix, with a doubly terminated Calcite crystal forming an interpenetrating twin of two scalenohedra.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (2002)

Specimen size: 7.8 × 5 × 3.5 cm = 3.1” × 2.0” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 1.6 × 1.5 cm = 0.6” × 0.6”

Fluorite on Quartz

NK61G8: Isolated, very sharp crystals, enhancing the color zones that show different growth phases. Fluorite crystals, very bright and transparent, are on a matrix of little Quartz crystals.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (2002)

Specimen size: 5.4 × 4 × 2.3 cm = 2.1” × 1.6” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Fluorite on Quartz.
Fluorite on Quartz.
Tetrahexahedral Fluorite with Baryte
Tetrahexahedral Fluorite with Baryte. Tetrahexahedral Fluorite with Baryte.

N13BH5: Crystals, being small, show an astonishing sharpness of tetrahexahedron, a rare single form on Fluorite because generally it is combined with some other forms. Crystals are uncolored, bright and completely clear and are scattered over an esthetic matrix of white crystals of Baryte.
Jaimina Mine, Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, Trechorio, Carrales, Caravia, Comarca Oriente, Asturias  Spain (1996)

Specimen size: 8.4 × 6.4 × 5.3 cm = 3.3” × 2.5” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 0.6 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Fluorite and Baryte fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite from the Emilio Mine

The Fluorite from the Emilio Mine is known for its incredible transparency and brilliance. When these two aspects come together with the fact that the majority of specimens are colorless they become almost invisible. So one can see the matrix through the crystals as well as other minerals under them or included in them.
Very few perfect specimens are found, as the type of deposit makes collecting them very hard, so any undamaged ones that do come out are highly sought after by both Spanish and other collectors.

Fluorite on Baryte

NY12F0: Perfect cubic crystals that are water clear allowing one to see the white Baryte they sit on. There are also some scalenohedrons of Calcite with the Fluorite.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias  Spain (03-04/2004)

Specimen size: 4.6 × 3.7 × 2.3 cm = 1.8” × 1.5” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.1 × 1.1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Fluorite on Baryte.
Fluorite
Fluorite. Fluorite.

NP12F2: A growth form that is quite uncommon and that shows off the intense zoning of the crystals. The edges appear to be rounded by the rough forms of the pyramid that, curiously, is not visible in the center of the faces.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias  Spain (09-11/04)

Specimen size: 7 × 9 × 3.5 cm = 2.8” × 3.5” × 1.4”

Main crystal size: 2.5 × 2.5 cm = 1.0” × 1.0”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with inclusions

NT63G8: Group of transparent crystals between uncolored and slightly blue. Crystals are very sharp and some of them have a clear zonation sharply marked by the presence of hydrocarbon inclusions.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 9.7 × 7.3 × 5.3 cm = 3.8” × 2.9” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 2.3 × 1.5 cm = 0.9” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with inclusions.
Fluorite with inclusions.
Fluorite with Baryte
Fluorite with Baryte.
Fluorite with Baryte.

NA16G8: Crystals are clear and between uncolored and slightly blue. More isolated than usual, they show dissolution forms on cubic faces and they have grown on a matrix partially impregnated with hydrocarbon and with little lamellar crystals of Baryte.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 10.2 × 6 × 5.4 cm = 4.0” × 2.4” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.9 cm = 0.8” × 0.7”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Pyrite

ND16G8: Group of crystals very rich in inclusions of hydrocarbon and partially covered by micro-crystals of Pyrite giving to the piece a very uncommon aspect for the samples from this mine.
Emilio Mine, "Zona Intermedia", Obdulia vein, Caravia mining area, La Rubiera, Loroñe, Colunga, Comarca de la Sidra, Asturias  Spain (09-11/2004)

Specimen size: 8 × 7.3 × 5.1 cm = 3.1” × 2.9” × 2.0”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorite with Pyrite.
Fluorite with Pyrite.

Papiol Fluorite

Octahedral Fluorite on granite from Berta quarry. This octahedral Fluorite is extremely fluorescent with ultraviolet light. It is considered to be a classic mineral from Spain. Lots of local collectors learnt mineralogy in this small quarry close to Barcelona.

Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite.
Octahedral Fluorite.

R57FI0: Crystals from this site grew as very close groups in which it is difficult to define the crystalline forms. On this specimen, however, there is an isolated sharp octahedron, very bright and of extraordinary emerald green color.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain

Specimen size: 4.2 × 4.2 × 3 cm = 1.7” × 1.7” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.8 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Intense fluorescence long & short UV

Octahedral Fluorite

NB14Y3: Isolated octahedral crystals with intense green color and polycrystalline growths on their faces, implanted on a granite matrix. A Spanish classic from a currently closed locality that only sporadically produces samples of this quality. This piece is from an old collection.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (1975-1976)

Specimen size: 8 × 6.3 × 4.1 cm = 3.1” × 2.5” × 1.6”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.
Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.

NA36Y3: Group of very sharp, translucent, octahedral crystals with a very intense green color and partially coating a granite matrix. A Spanish classic from a currently closed locality that only sporadically produces samples of this quality. This piece is from an old collection.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (1975-1976)

Specimen size: 8.7 × 7.5 × 4.3 cm = 3.4” × 3.0” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1 cm = 0.5” × 0.4”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Octahedral Fluorite

NC37Y3: Group of very sharp, translucent, octahedral crystals with a very intense green color and partially coating a granite matrix. A Spanish classic from a currently closed locality that only sporadically produces samples of this quality. This piece is from an old collection.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (1975-1976)

Specimen size: 12.2 × 10 × 7 cm = 4.8” × 3.9” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.8 cm = 0.4” × 0.3”

Very fluorescent long & short UV

Octahedral Fluorite.
Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.
Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite.
Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.

NA96Y3: Group of very sharp, translucent, octahedral crystals with a very intense green color and partially coating a granite matrix. A Spanish classic from a currently closed locality that only sporadically produces samples of this quality. This piece is from an old collection.
Berta Quarry, Can Domènech Hill, Roques Blanques Mountains, Sant Cugat del Vallès-El Papiol, Comarca Vallès Occidental / Baix Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (1975-1976)

Specimen size: 12.5 × 8 × 7.2 cm = 4.9” × 3.1” × 2.8”

Main crystal size: 1 × 1 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Very fluorescent long & short UV


Other localities

Fluorite

M61FPI0: The locality is very uncommon for Fluorite. The crystals from this quarry tend to be small but, as in this case, colorless, bright and completely transparent.
Xauxa Quarry (Aymar Quarry), Turó de Xauxa / Sot de les Pedreres, Gualba, Comarca Vallès Oriental, Barcelona, Catalonia  Spain (1975)

Specimen size: 11.7 × 7.7 × 4.5 cm = 4.6” × 3.0” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 0.5 × 0.4 cm = 0.2” × 0.2”

Fluorite.
Fluorite.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

NF16T1: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite whose faces and edges are very well defined. Transparent, with a pale green –yellow color, they are partially coated by scalenohedral crystals of Calcite. The Fluorite has an apparent phantom growth in the nucleus, due, surely, to a previous phase of recrystallization of the same Fluorite, a growth history that is clearly visible on the back.
Matagalls Mine (de Sant Marçal Mines), Sant Marçal, Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (02/2011)

Specimen size: 8.6 × 5.7 × 2.5 cm = 3.4” × 2.2” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 1.9 × 1.5 cm = 0.7” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Calcite

NC66T1: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite whose faces and edges are very well defined. Transparent, with a pale green –yellow color, they are partially coated by scalenohedral crystals of Calcite. The Fluorite has an apparent phantom growth in the nucleus, due, surely, to a previous phase of recrystallization of the same Fluorite, a growth history that is clearly visible on the back.
Matagalls Mine (de Sant Marçal Mines), Sant Marçal, Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (02/2011)

Specimen size: 10.7 × 6.8 × 2.6 cm = 4.2” × 2.7” × 1.0”

Main crystal size: 2.4 × 2 cm = 0.9” × 0.8”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

NQ26T1: Group of cubic crystals of Fluorite with very well defined faces and edges, translucent, with pale green-yellow color and almost all coated by scalenohedral crystals of Calcite that also coat the back of the piece. The Fluorite crystals have an apparent phantom growth in their nucleus, due, surely, to a previous phase of recrystallization of the same Fluorite, a growth history that is clearly visible on the back.
Matagalls Mine (de Sant Marçal Mines), Sant Marçal, Viladrau, Comarca Osona, Girona/Gerona, Catalonia  Spain (09/2006)

Specimen size: 14.4 × 14.2 × 4.6 cm = 5.7” × 5.6” × 1.8”

Main crystal size: 2 × 1.6 cm = 0.8” × 0.6”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Calcite fluorescent long & short UV
Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite

NK11X9: Cubic Fluorite crystals, one of them clearly dominant, with very well defined faces and edges, very bright and transparent and showing a very well marked geometric color zoning. They are on matrix, with Baryte and small scalenohedral crystals of Calcite. Samples of such quality are rare at this mine.
Yanci Quarry, Unanue, Igantzi (Yanci), Comarca Cinco Villas, Navarre  Spain (2003)

Specimen size: 5 × 3.2 × 2 cm = 2.0” × 1.3” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.9 × 0.9 cm = 0.4” × 0.4”

Fluorescence short UV & minor fluorescence long UV

Fluorite with Baryte and Calcite.
Fluorite with Calcite
Fluorite with Calcite. Fluorite with Calcite.

MB66M9: From an uncommon locality. Group of cubic crystals slightly beveled by the faces of a dodecahedron. They have excellent transparency, luster and color, lilac with mauve tones. The Fluorite group is partially surrounded by small scalenohedral, very acute and doubly terminated, crystals of Calcite.
Yanci Quarry, Unanue, Igantzi (Yanci), Comarca Cinco Villas, Navarre  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 6.6 × 5.8 × 3 cm = 2.6” × 2.3” × 1.2”

Main crystal size: 0.7 × 0.6 cm = 0.3” × 0.2”

Fluorite & Calcite fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite

MA96M9: From an uncommon locality. Group of cubic crystals slightly beveled by the faces of a dodecahedron. They have excellent transparency, luster and color, lilac with mauve tones.
Yanci Quarry, Unanue, Igantzi (Yanci), Comarca Cinco Villas, Navarre  Spain (2008)

Specimen size: 10.9 × 8.2 × 2.2 cm = 4.3” × 3.2” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 1.4 × 1.3 cm = 0.6” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite. Fluorite.
Fluorite with Calcite and Pyrite
Fluorite with Calcite and Pyrite. Fluorite with Calcite and Pyrite.

NJ64S5: Aggregate on matrix of cubic crystals of Fluorite. They are vivid yellow, transparent and bright and bordered by a growth of white rhombohedral crystals of Calcite. The sample corresponds to the first findings at the Villabona mine (not to be confused with the Moscona mine), of which few pieces remain nowadays.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias  Spain

Specimen size: 9.5 × 8.4 × 4.3 cm = 3.7” × 3.3” × 1.7”

Main crystal size: 1.2 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Minor fluorescence long & short UV

Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite

NA27Z1: Aggregate, on matrix, of cubic Fluorite crystals. They are transparent, bright, have a vivid yellow color, are partially coated by Pyrite microcrystals and are with twinned scalenohedral Calcite crystals. The sample corresponds to the first findings at the Villabona mine (not to be confused with the Moscona mine), of which few pieces remain nowadays.
Villabona Mines, Barrio de la Estación, Villabona, Llanera, Comarca del Nora, Asturias  Spain (1971-1972)

Specimen size: 15.7 × 13.5 × 5.3 cm = 6.2” × 5.3” × 2.1”

Main crystal size: 1.3 × 1.2 cm = 0.5” × 0.5”

Fluorescent long & short UV

Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite. Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite.
Fluorite with Pyrite and Calcite.
Octahedral Fluorite
Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.

N8ZH5: We call attention to the locality. Crystals are octahedral and the faces and edges are well defined and deep violet, so dark that it is nearly black.
Arteixo, Comarca A Coruña, A Coruña/La Coruña, Galicia  Spain (1999)

Specimen size: 6.9 × 3.3 × 2.3 cm = 2.7” × 1.3” × 0.9”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Octahedral Fluorite

NA10V5: Druze of small octahedral crystals with their faces and edges slightly curved. They are bright and have an extraordinarily deep violet color. They are transparent and are coating a rocky matrix.
Uxes, Arteixo, Comarca A Coruña, A Coruña/La Coruña, Galicia  Spain (2011)

Specimen size: 10 × 6.3 × 2.1 cm = 3.9” × 2.5” × 0.8”

Main crystal size: 0.3 × 0.3 cm = 0.1” × 0.1”

Octahedral Fluorite. Octahedral Fluorite.


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