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Fluorite on Quartz

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A stunning combination piece with remarkable contrast between deep lilac zoned Fluorite crystals and a matrix of lustrous snow-white Quartz, from Yaogangxian mine in Hunan Province, China.  This mine works a tin-tungsten ore deposit and amongst the many minerals it produces, the superb colour-zoned Fluorites have become a firm favourite amongst collectors.  The Fluorite forms cubic crystals typically between 0.7 and 1.0 cm on edge, colour-zoned with alternating pale lavender and deep lilac nested phantoms.  The underlying matrix is the typical pure, snow-white opaque Quartz found at this locality, forming intergrown crystals to 4 cm long, all in parallel growth and reposing at approximately 70 degree to the horizontal.  These have a fabulous silky lustre and on this specimen are overgrown with small stubby Quartz crystals to only 2 or 3 mm tall and randomly orientated, which give added sparkle.  Choosing a random crystal, I have just counted 17 bands between the edge and centre with the aid of a loupe, with some bands being pencil-thin and exquisite in their delicacy.  Between some of the Fluorite crystals, a fine-grained sucrosic biscuit-tan mineral, probably Siderite, nestles within the crevices and on occasional crystal faces.  A beautiful zoned Fluorite on Quartz from Yaogangxian mine, China.

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Dimensions
11.2 × 9.8 × 5.7 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Quartz and Agate
Locality
Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China, Asia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Fluorite, Quartz

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