Fluorite With Chalcopyrite
No.359 Vein, 268 area, PiaoTang mine, Ganzhou, Dayu Co., Jiangxi Prov., China
Small Cabinet, 7.5 x 7.1 x 5.9 cm
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Perched aesthetically high on its matrix is a lustrous and translucent, pastel-green fluorite octahedron, measuring 3.6 cm in length. It exhibits complex details of secondary growth. Directly under the fluorite crystal are two lustrous, milky quartz crystals, to 1.5 cm in length, which ultimately give way to bright, brassy yellow chalcopyrite crystals underneath. The chalcopyrites reach to 2 cm on a side. This looks for all the world like a classic combo piece from Naica in Mexico, from the 1970s-1980s. Collected 2006-4-10th, and from a prominent and carefully assembled collection of Jiangxi minerals with precise localities.