Glassy cluster of purple Creedite crystals with orange accents!|
From Santa Eulalia District, Mun. de Aquiles Serdán, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Creedite is a rare calcium aluminum sulfate fluoro hydroxide mineral known for its stunning appearance and unique properties. Here's a glimpse into its remarkable world:
- Color: Ranges from colorless to white, violet, purple, and even orange.
- Transparency: Translucent to opaque.
- Crystal habit: Forms acicular radiating sprays of fine prisms, often resembling delicate needles or hair.
- Cleavage: Perfect on one plane, making it easily cleavable.
- Fracture: Conchoidal.
- Luster: Glassy to pearly.
Forms in hydrothermal mineral deposits, often associated with fluorite.
Occurs as a secondary mineral resulting from the oxidation of fluorite ore bodies.