Fluorite on Muscovite
near Chifeng City, Hexigten Banner, Inner Mongolia, China
Cabinet, 11.0 x 9.5 x 4.2 cm

The aesthetics of the distinct 1-1.5cm, zoned Fluorite cubes sitting prominently on a plate of "drusy" Muscovite is arresting! The Fluorites display three very distinct and contrasting zones: a very small, pale green transparent, octahedral core, immediately followed by a larger, cubic, dark purple, outer portion of the core and ultimately a thick, outer, lustrous, seafoam green zone resulting in their final cubic form. The Fluorite crystals are nicely isolated on the satin lustered Muscovite carpet. Very trivial edge wear to a few of the Fluorites. A super showy piece with great color and texture contrast! Unique find in late 2018.

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