Fluorite on Quartz      Long Yan Mine, Yongchun County, Fujian Province, China.  At the time of this posting there is only one specimen that is similar to this new material that I have found to confirm the locality (it was on Mindat and noted it as being Yongchun County).  Like other new Chinese minerals the locality confirmation will normally solidify within a few months to a year.  In any case, several new styles and colors of fluorite are being attributed to this locality and I have examples of several here.  This beautiful specimen is composed of large (to 3 cm on edge each) cubes of BLUE fluorite.  My camera best shows the color in the outdoor shot, the last image, and the close-up of the cubes.  There is a flange of quartz missing on one edge and a tiny chip on another flange of quartz, otherwise this is a specimen of great quality.  The fluorites have nice transparency, size, luster, and are spaced nicely instead of intergrown.  The contrast and definition displayed by this specimen is exceptional.  I found no others is 19 days of shopping that had this quality.  It is 17 x 12 x 6 cm overall.  The back is sculpted so it is trimmed to perfection.  $1,500

Fluorite on Quartz

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