- Fluorite with Calcite
- Small Cabinet, 7.0 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm
- Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China
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This is a very aesthetic, classic style of fluorite specimen, with a cluster composed of at least a dozen, transparent to translucent, sharp purple cubes. The fluorite crystals have hazy, light purple interiors with clear outer zones that are accented by dark purple rims that make the piece pop! The fluorite cubes are pleasingly clustered to reveal their perfect cubic form and intricate color distribution to produce a very attractive small cabinet piece. The stark zoning at the edge of the crystals gives them such a sharp form and separated look that is very impactful. The fluorites are set on a matrix of calcite and muscovite and there are a few white, disk-shaped calcite crystals that grace the fluorite cluster on the top and sides for great balance and composition -- very three-dimensional too. There is no damage to any of the fluorite crystals. A great example of why some call the Yaogangxian mine the best fluorite locality on the planet!