Fluorite on Fluorite
Small Cabinet, 8.1 x 4.6 x 3.8 cm
De'An Fluorite Mine, Wushan, De'An Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi Prov., China

The best associations from this pocket, to me, are the balanced examples of isolated and perfect curved fluorite (in this case 4 cm across) perched atop a crystallized ball of the pastel-green fluorite. No Damage, just slightly contacted in back. Glorious grape-juice-purple color is obvious on the crystal, and even more so when backlit! The intense purple crystal atop shows the striking curvature of the octohedral faces that makes this pocket more than just "color," but something radically new and different for fluorite collectors.

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