Fluorite on Quartz
Cabinet, 10.3 x 5.6 x 3.9 cm
Mahodari, Nasik, Maharashtra, India
A 3-cm-across, light lemon color, botryoid of fluorite rests on a druse of colorless quartz crystals which, in turn, have formed on an amygdaloidal basalt matrix. The botryoidal fluorite from India is arguably the best in the world for its type and this is a truly outstanding example with good, uniform color and excellent translucency. It is set against contrasting matrix that really makes the piece!