Fluorite Fried Egg on Amethyst
Mahodari, Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Small Cabinet, 9.0 x 7.5 x 6.0 cm
Botryoidal fluorites are rare. They are best known from this Indian locality, and from a recent find in China (purple ones). These Nasik ones have always been popular, not only due to their relative uncommoness, but also the fact that they are just plain "cool." This one, however, stands above many of the rest, in my opinion. First, it is UNUSUALLY translucent for one of these, in fact, you can faintly see all the way through it! Second, it is complete all around, with no contacts, and perfectly round. And finally, it is nestled in a perfect "nest" of light purple amethyst crystals as opposed to the normal white quartz. What in incredibly eye-catching and unusual mineral specimen, in every respect!