Poggio Balate, Termini Imerese, Palermo Prov., Sicily, Italy
Small Cabinet, 6.2 x 4.5 x 3.7 cm

Columnar growth of cubic Fluorite crystals that are dominated by a pair of larger crystals at the top. The largest cube measures at 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm. The crystals are a high quality, transparent with a satin luster and cobalt blue color. They exhibit excellent zoning with an initial clear to white Fluorite phase followed by an exterior blue Fluorite phase. There is preferential accumulation of a white dusting on two of the faces with a localized purple Fluorite sitting on top. Some light contacting on the bottom with a small imperfection on the upper left crystal and an incomplete crystal in the lower front. Still the main two crystals are in good condition. The blue hue varies depending on lighting but shows its most brilliant color under cool LED lights and a purple fluorescence under UV light. An appealing upright piece from the famous Sicily locale.