Fluorite    Yongchung County, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, China.  These outstanding fluorites have recently made a big appearance on the mineral market under the descriptor, “tanzanite fluorite” due to their amazing bluish purple color.  The crystals form in a dodecahedral/ cube combination form that is very attractive and they are normally totally transparent!  This matrix specimen measures 8.2 x 5.5 x 3.7 cm and is composed of intergrown crystals to 2.5 cm each.  No damage to this fine example and the edge contacts that were once attached crystals are mostly naturally healed.  A couple small areas of edge are chipped from removal as normally would be the case.  This piece has a wonderful balance of exceptional transparency backlit even though it’s a matrix specimen.  Good crystal separation in a couple spots, too.    $375


SKU: GD-0979