Fluorite with phantoms
Green Fluorite Mine, Manoashan Mt., Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China
Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 6.9 x 3.4 cm

Absolutely enchanting pair of intergrown, mint-green Fluorites from Green Fluorite Mine on Manaoshan Mountain in Chenzhou. The crystals are totally gemmy, and the luster is glassy on the terminations and almost wet-looking on the stepped faces. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of all is the blue square sitting below each termination. In this piece these single-plane phantoms are floating within each crystal. The beauty of this preferential effect is simply unique; and this Fluorite is pristine save for one small contact along the narrow edge. From a unique and unusual pocket mined in late 2016 to early 2017, these made quite a splash back then, and continue to do so, as you can imagine.