Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Province, China
Cabinet, 13.3 x 10.3 x 5.7 cm

This is a choice, stunning fluorite because of the complex form, and the subtle contrasts and symmetries of the stepped faces and oriented color layers on many edges. The large fluorite cluster, which is absolutely pristine, is perched atop a cluster of sparkling, clear quartzes. It is, overall, a most unlikely assemblage, especially to survive in this condition. There are a few internal fractures, but the surface is unmarred and the interior is otherwise completely transparent. One of the highlights of this collection, it is also one of the larger pieces here.