We were very lucky during out March 2017 trip to South Africa to purchase a large collection of Orange River Fluorites from Riemvasmaak in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
This specimen has well formed crystals and is a remarkable size at nearly 5 pounds.
“The cause of the beautiful green colour is unknown, it may be related to associated radioactive or rare-earth species, samples where tested and yielded surprising results; isotopes in the rare-earth element lanthanide series; lanthanum, ytterbium, cerium, neodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium and holmium were detected although amounts were not determined.” (Mindat.org)
Height: inches 4.5 (11.4 cm) Width: inches 5.5 (13.9 cm) Length: 5.8 inches (14.7 cm)
Weight: 4.9 lb (2.2 kg)
We have been collecting mineral specimens in Southern Africa since 2002. We focus on bringing a wide variety of unusual, beautiful and energetic minerals!