3.2" Pyrite Encrusted Green Cubic Fluorite Crystals - China

This is a stunning formation of green cubic fluorite crystals that are perched atop a quartz crystal encrusted matrix. The fluorite crystals are peppered with micro-pyrite crystals that give the fluorite an alluring sparkle. It comes out of the Hunan Province of China, a region known for its stunning fluorite formations. The crystals are in pristine condition with damage limited to the periphery of the specimen where it was removed from the pocket.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Fluorite is a halide mineral comprised of calcium and fluorine, CaF2. The word fluorite is from the Latin fluo-, which means "to flow". In 1852 fluorite gave its name to the phenomenon known as fluorescence, or the property of fluorite to glow a different color depending upon the bandwidth of the ultraviolet light it is exposed to. Fluorite occurs commonly in cubic, octahedral, and dodecahedral crystals in many different colors. These colors range from colorless and completely transparent to yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, or black. Purples and greens tend to be the most common colors seen, and colorless, pink, and black are the rarest.

Fluorite, Quartz & Pyrite
Hunan Province, China
Entire specimen: 3.2 x 2.9"