Hexoctahedral Form of Fluorite Crystals Accented with Green Malachite on Quartz Rock Matrix Mineral Specimen on an acrylic base
Dimensions (millimeters): 45 x 30 x 30
Dimensions (inches): 1.8 x 1.2 x 1.2
Origins: from the Blanchard, Bingham, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Mined in the 1990s, direct from the mine owner Hexoctahedral crystal shape is partially octahedron and partially dodecahedron. Hexoctahedrons are in the isometric crystal system.
This mine is on the edge of the White Sands Missile Range. Out in the desert this mine has never been produced commercially as there is no water to operate the milling process. That has not prevented many investors from undertaking all kinds of schemes to be able to produce this rich ore body.
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