• Fluorite on Quartz
  • Fluorite on Quartz
  • Fluorite on Quartz

Fluorite on Quartz

ID: CC20557
Crikey, what a stunner this is!  Large beautifully colour-zoned cubic Fluorite crystals are piled up high over a domed matrix of pure white milky Quartz to produce a magnificent, good-size cabinet specimen.  It is from the Yaogangxian mine in Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China, an area where a large tin-tungsten ore deposit is worked.  The cubic crystals average between 0.8 and 1.2 cm on edge and all are near-identical in colour and zonation.  In the first outer 2 mm I can count 11 alternating lilac and lavender colour bands (using a loupe) and then at least seven further nested zones descend towards their cores, with everyone having a pale lavender centre.  There must be one hundred of these wonderful crystals draped over the Quartz, and there are probably even more.  A gorgeous display specimen of captivating colours and zoned Fluorite from the Yaogangxian mine.

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8.0 × 11.2 × 5.0 cm
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China, Asia

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Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Quartz

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