Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.8 x 5.8 cm
Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
This HIGHLY UNUSUAL translucent fluorite specimen exhibits stepped growth, with darker purple color on the crystal edges and even embedded in the crystal. The luster has a chatoyant, uneven, quality, except for the super lustrous corners of the crystal which are actually transparent. It is just plain weird, and by that I mean different for the mine AND visually interesting to the collector. It is complete all around, with microcrystallization around the backside.