Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Small Cabinet, 8.8 x 7.8 x 5.8 cm
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.