- Pyrrhotite with Fluorite and Muscovite
- Cabinet, 10.8 x 9.3 x 3.9 cm
- Weilasituo deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
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A super aesthetic combination specimen from new finds in China in 2018-2019: This specimen consists of an aesthetic arrangement of Pyrrhotite, Fluorite and Muscovite to produce one well-balanced piece! Exceptionally bright metallic, pale bronze, hexagonal plates of Pyrrhotite are elaborately distributed on the left side of the piece and are highlighted by fine-grained aggregates of yellow-white Muscovite. The Muscovite preferentially covers only the inner portion of the hexagonal Pyrrhotite plates in the center of the crystals, ALSO in a hexagonal pattern that mimics the Pyrrhotite shape. On the opposite side of the piece, dark purple-blue, transparent to translucent Fluorites display prominently and although complex and richly clustered, seem to be a combination of the octahedron and cube. Whitish purple cloudy areas are locally distributed in the Fluorite crystals to embellish them artfully.