Fluorite with Quartz and Calcite
Cabinet, 13.0 x 13.0 x 9.5 cm
Green Fluorite Mine, Manaoshan Mtn., Suxian District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Prov., China
This specimen has a huge presence due to the unique screaming intense blue-green (rather than green-blue as I would say about others) color, the most intense of any I have had or seen from this particular mine. It features a simply stunning single central crystal nestled in a rind of quartz, that sparkles to accent. A few small calcite crystals are a bonus. I have followed this mine for years, and been underground in it several times. I have never seen a pocket of this color, and never seen quantity from a pocket. It seems to be really just a one-off, or from a small little pocket ion between all the typical pockets of green fluorites (or the recent find with blue cubic color centers). From the photo, you would never guess it was from this mine, but in person it is obvious that it is the same shape and style of the "greens" but with added color hues. I would guess that this came out in late 2016, by when I bought it. I have waited for more, and they have not come. So, this fine display specimen seems to be an oddity, and a gorgeous one, from what I think will be one of the most famous fluorite mines of the next ten years of Chinese specimen production even though most folks knew it only as a calcite mine in the past.
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