Fluorite Yongchung County, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China. These fluorites made a big splash on the mineral market when they initially appeared in 2019. They have been refered to as "Tanzanite Fluorite" due to their amazing color. It is a very attractive, rich bluish purple that by all accounts is natural. If these specimens were altered we most certainly have heard about it by now. They are likely the finest colored fluorites to date from this prolific mineral producing country. The crystals get larger than those I offer, however they seldom transmit any light to show off their color when larger than a couple of centimeters in size.
This one shows intergrown cubododecahedral crystals to 2 cm on edge. It is a matrix specimen measuring 6.4 x 4.4 x 2.4 cm. It shows exceptional transparency and color for a matrix specimen (as the matrix is opaque). This is a damage-free floater with no edge contacts. It is not oiled and has excellent luster for this material. It comes with a custom engraved acrylic base. $300