• Fluorite on Quartz
  • Fluorite on Quartz
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Fluorite on Quartz

ID: CC20594
A fabulous swath of superbly colour-zoned gemmy purple Fluorite crystals forms a tumbling ribbon across a matrix of pure snow-white opaque stubby Quartz crystals.  The Fluorite forms cubic crystals of typically 0.7 to 1 cm on edge, everyone of which contains alternating purple and lavender nested zones of earlier generation phantom crystals.  Occasional Fluorite crystals contain near-surface brassy inclusions, quite often hexagonal and embedded parallel to the crystal’s surface.  These are likely to be micro-crystals of Pyrrhotite.  The Fluorite has a bright glassy lustre which contrasts well against the Quartz’s silky lustre.  This beautiful small cabinet specimen is from the Yaogangxian mine in Yizhang County, China, which works a tin-tungsten deposit.  On the back and base are small areas of bladed black Ferberite crystals.  A terrific specimen of zoned Fluorite on Quartz from Hunan Province, China.

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Dimensions
5.4 × 8.2 × 4.7 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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