Fluorite on Fluorite
Minerva #1 Mine, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 5.8 x 5.7 cm

A lustrous and translucent, color-zoned fluorite crystal of unusually intense purple saturation, measuring 2.5 cm across, is perched on a heavily etched yellow fluorite pedestal. The fluorite crystal has a dark purple core with a lighter purple rim, and it has a Fading intergrowth into the yellow zone below. This unique, interesting piece is surreal in how the curving yellow fluorite hosts the purple top. It looks "ghostly," somehow. It does have some small dings in the top crystal portion, present but not overly distracting on first glance.

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