Fluorite & Quartz from Qinglong Mine
Fluorite & Quartz from Qinglong Mine

Fluorite & Quartz from Qinglong Mine

Your Price: $280.00
Part Number:FB20-QING2
From: Qinglong Mine, Guizhou, China
Size: 5.5 x 3.2 x 2.1cm
Weight: 42g

This is another crazy specimen from China! The matrix is quartz with bright orange iron staining, and on top of that are purple fluorite cubes that have awesome dark purple outlines. What makes this one extra-special is that the fluorite cubes on the right side are white. Actually, they're a very pale purple because the white is some sort of coating over the purple cubes. It appears that the right side of the specimen was sitting in either a fluid or other encasing material that altered the composition of the specimen. You can see that the quartz on that side lacks the iron staining too. Whatever happened to that right side caused a new later of crystal growth on the fluorite. It is a very fine white coating, possibly quartz, or it's etched fluorite that gives it that frosty, sugar-cube appearance. Whatever caused it, it is amazing! 

The specimen comes with a labeled acrylic display base.

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