- Yttrofluorite on Calcite with Calcite
- Miniature, 6.6 x 5.4 x 4.0 cm
- Qinglong Mine (Dachang Mine), Qinglong County, Qianxinan, Guizhou, China
One of the smallest pieces in the group we present for sale from this remarkable find in China in early 2021 is also one of the flashiest: A generous coating of very clear, second generation calcite almost completely covers the first generation yttrofluorite-coated scalenohedrons. The luster and sparkle is phenomenal and will draw people's eyes to it in a case. As we said with some others in the lot to emphasize the point, Yttrofluorite isn't commonly purple and is usually found as a "pond scum" coating on minerals. This new find from China is a total surprise, and simply makes for a beautiful combination and style. We are not collecting this because of the rarity of purple coatings, but for the overall beauty of this combination, which seems unique in the world.