Fluorite on Dolomite
Shangbao, Hunan Province, China
Cabinet, 12.3 x 12.0 x 7.2 cm
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This dramatic piece features a pristine, 8-cm-across dolomite cluster of high quality, splaying from a cluster of gemmy, lavender-colored fluorite of very unusual form and color for this mine. The fluorite is very unusual...only a few of this style were recovered. It is pristine, complete on the display face although contacted in back, and totally translucent. The dolomite is a very good size and has a sparkle to it, a sheen of pearlescence, which is appealing. This is from a new pocket found at the end of 2008, and quietly trickled into Tucson in 2009. It should be remembered as a very distinct style, something different from any we have seen before for the mine or a fluorite combination.