Fluorite on Barite (Baryte) from La Cabaña, Berbes, Spain
Dimension: 5.3cm x 3.8cm x 2.8cm
Locality: La Cabaña, Berbes mining area, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Both Barite and Fluorite are famously known from this now-closed mine of La Cabaña in Spain. This is such a great combination piece, where both are equally balanced and are aesthetically appealing. The stark contrast of the forms and colors of the Barite and the Fluorite is very eye-catching. The translucent deep purple cubic Fluorite beautifully perched onto a matrix of bladed Barite. The color of the Barite crystals is between creamy white and light peachy-orange, magnificent!