Scheelite Octahedrons on Matrix, Ortiz mine, Golden, New Mexico

Honey colored, octahedral scheelite crystals on a light matrix, from the Oriiz mine, Golden, Santa Fe County, New Mexico. Under short wave UV the scheelite fluoresces intense blue/white. The scheelite is also fluorescent under mid wave UV, showing a more yellow/white response. The largest scheelite crystals measure to 7 mm. The size of the entire specimen is 62.3 x 43.2 x 31.9 mm, and it weighs 84 grams.

Scheelite octahedron, approximately 7mm across, shown under short wave UV (254nm).

Full view of same specimen, seen under visible light (left), short wave UV (middle), and mid wave UV (right). Click on above images for larger view.

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