Phenomenal, 4.5" Purple & Green Cubic Fluorite Cluster - China

This is an exceptional cluster of clear, green and purple cubic fluorite crystals that formed from a quartz crystal encrusted matrix. Some of the fluorite crystals have bevelled edges and are peppered with micro-pyrite crystals that give the fluorite a unique luster. An association of bladed calcite can be found along one edge of the specimen. 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. This high quality mineral association would be an excellent addition to any mineral collection!

It is accompanied by 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
$415
DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorite, Quartz, Calcite & Pyrite
LOCATION
Hunan Province, China
SIZE
Entire specimen: 4.5 x 4.3"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#205563