- Fluorite on Fluorite
- Cabinet, 13.8 x 10.2 x 7.2 cm
- De'An Fluorite Mine, Wushan, De'An Co., Jiujiang, Jiangxi Prov., China
This large, 3-dimensional piece can be displayed from multiple angles and is very impressive overall, with some of the largest crystals (to 5 cm) I have seen from this find. They are starkly and intensely curved, and perched on medium-intensity green fluorite so that they present very dramatically, as if they are about to pop off and jump out. Although the piece is almost uniquely intense in its strong raspberry-purple color, it is from a small portion of the pocket with less luster, apparently, as a tradeoff. When backlit well, however, this is simply not relevant and it literally glows and shows off the hot raspberry-purple color in the crystals as well or perhaps better than any other specimen we have. It is, in person, one that jumps out at the viewer in a well lit case.