Fluorite on Muscovite
Miniature, 5.1 x 2.8 x 2.6 cm
Yaogangxian Mine, Hunan Province, China
This nearly 2-cm crystal has an unusual "crackled" effect on the surface when looked at very closely, or in strong light, but looks smoothfaced from far out. It has a rich purple phantom in the middle. The edges are razor-sharp, very dramatic. The matrix of yellow muscovite is uncommon from this mine and contrasts nicely