Fluorite on Quartz With Topaz
ChangLongXiang Tungsten Mine, Ganzhou, ChongYi Co., Jiangxi Prov., China
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm
An elegant and beautiful combo piece from a rare locale! Two lustrous and translucent, colorless quartz crystals to 7.9 cm in length are literally draped with lustrous and translucent, richly purple-colored fluorite crystals to 1.5 cm across. The larger fluorites clearly exhibit the phantoms and the classic stepped growth and micro-detail of surface patterning, often seen in fluorite from Elmwood in Tennessee. Collected 2005-5-24th, and from a prominent and carefully assembled collection of Jiangxi minerals with precise localities. Surprisingly, in a very rare association, there is a 1.5-cm TOPAZ crystal intergrown with and embedded by fluorites, near the base of the specimen.