Fluorite on Quartz
Miniature, 3.4 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm
Riemvasmaak, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
This is literally a "jewel of a fluorite" for its sharp aesthetics and sheer sparkle. Partially encased in drusy, lustrous, colorless quartz, is an aesthetic, glassy and gemmy fluorite octahedron, measuring 1.9 cm in length. For an added touch, there is a lustrous and translucent, colorless quartz crystal measuring 1 cm in length. Under fluorescent light the fluorite is a rich purple color. Although not big, this piece is fine, gram for gram just a superb quality.