Fluorite on Quartz
Xia Yang Mine, Xia Yang city, Yongchun Co., Quanzhou, Fujian, China
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.6 x 3.4 cm
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A shocking purple crystal, 3 x 2.7 x 2 cm, sits perched nicely on contrasting quartz matrix. This is one of those so-called "tanzanite fluorites" that were being labelled as such in China, for the hot colors. However, this is older material, and most more recent finds have such crystals on a dark or boring matrix. Quartz background, I think, is better because of the association with contrasting crystals to make the purple fluorite shape leap out to the eyes. This is a gorgeous, complete crystal with stunning deep grape-juice color, which we bought ourselves in China some years ago.