Fluorite in Quartz
Large Cabinet, 26.0 x 17.5 x 10.0 cm
near De'An, Wushan, Jiangxi Province, China

This is one of the largest such specimen I have seen of this now-classic material, called "raspberry fluorite" by many in the direct market. It is a pristine large plate with many sharp fluorites to about 3 cm in size. In good lighting, it GLOWS with color! The shot here shows it in pretty moderate normal room a case, it is far more intense. I have seen only a handful of specimens of this size and quality, trickling out over the last few years. I am told, and believe, that this mine produces just a few small pockets now and then and is not very productive in the manner of the Hunan fluorite locales.