6.9" Purple Cube-Dodecahedron Fluorite Cluster - China

This beautiful specimen features lustrous, deep-purple fluorite crystals with unique cube-dodecahedron faces, collected from the Xia Yang Mine in Yongchun County, China. Portions of the exposed matrix are encrusted in micro-quartz crystals and the underside of the specimen has small aggregations of pyrite.

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.

FOR SALE
$795
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite, Quartz & Pyrite
LOCATION
Xia Yang Mine, Yongchun County, Fujian Province, China
SIZE
6.9 x 4.5"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#226168