Mt. Xuebaoding, Ping Wu, Sichuan Province, China
Cabinet, 12.0 x 8.4 x 7.5 cm
This specimen is from the SCHEELITE locality! NOT from Yaoganxgian or one of the common fluorite mines! It is a real sleeper in that you might miss it, were I not to point this out. It is the single largest and best cubic crystal of fluorite I have personally seen from this mine, more famous for scheelite and cassiterite but where fluorite is quite rare. This see-through, transparent, complete cube measures 6 x 5 x 4.5 cm in size and is really MUCH better in person than I can convey in pictures. It lokos like nothing so much as a 3-inch wax cube, sitting on hot muscovite waiting to melt!