Fluorite (fluorescent) on Quartz
Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region, Russia
Small Cabinet, 6.6 x 3.3 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Smith van Scriver; Dr. Art Soregaroli
Primorskiy Kray is justifiably famous for its outstanding suite of minerals, not the least of which are the incredible and diverse Fluorites. Mines names such as Dal'negorsk and Kavalerove bring these images to mind. The Fluorite here is a sharp, mostly complete, 2.9 cm (on edge) octahedron, sitting on white to clear Quartz crystals. The Fluorite is frosted, has an enchanting mint green color (with the tiniest hint of blue), and an incredible fluorescence. It is even decorated with single, micro crystals of Pyrite that look like golden snow. Simply put, the aesthetics are outstanding.