Fluorite With Quartz Ps. After Calcite
Ruijing, Jiangxi Province, China
Cabinet, 12.4 x 8.6 x 5.1 cm
This unique specimen has such startling color contrast between the green and the white that it looks fake, almost. The piece features a wonderful gem green fluorite that is translucent to transparent, on which is perched smartly a doubly-terminated crystal of calcite that has been changed over to quartz! I have never seen the like from China and it seems a one-off specimen that I found in amongst a lot of fluorite with just a few other specimens showing association with quartz casts but no sharp pseudos like this one. Oh - almost forgot to mention those two internal white spots you see in the fluorite are actually 2 more small pseudos, INCLUDED INSIDE THE FLUORITE!