Specimen #482

Name: Fluorite on Quartz

Type: Mineral

Locality: Dean Mine, Jiangxi Province, China

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 21.2 x 11.5 x 4.9 cm


Acquired: 2007-09-11

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: This find of sharp octahedrons of fluorite in quartz about 3 years ago in China caused a big stir. The crystals range from purple to a combination of purple and green hues. This plate is rich with sharp, dark purple crystals to 2 cm, on the typical starkly contrasting thin sheet of quartz (they actually have to be etched out of this quartz after mining). This mining is FINISHED - any specimens you see now are from previous stockpiles.

Minerals: Fluorite (CaF2) Quartz (SiO2)

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