Specimen #561

Name: Botryoidal Fluorite

Type: Mineral

Locality: Minggang, Xinyang, Henan Province, China

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 14.4 x 12.9 x 6.9 cm

Weight: 1894

Acquired: 2008-02-21

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: A MAJOR specimen from this shocking find of fabulous purple botryoidal fluorite, in China! They look like big purple turtles! Botryoidal fluorites have always been rare from anywhere, and these gorgeous purple ones, sometime reaching prodigious size (such as this one), just blew the mineral collecting world away. I was lucky to get some of the very best ones.

Minerals: Fluorite (CaF2)

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