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FLU2974 - Fluorite with Calcite

$90.00 Weight: 482 g

Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China
74mm x 64mm x 45mm
Small Cabinet
This interesting specimen consists of octahedrally-modified cubic fluorite crystals to 12 mm across, clustered on a dark sulfide matrix. The crystals are colorless to barely-discernable light green inside, with light purple coloration near the outside margins. No damage to the top of the fluorite cluster, but there is contacting on the side and back – not visible when displayed as shown below. Minor white calcite present on the backside of the specimen. See Rocks & Minerals, Volume 80, No. 1 (January/February, 2005), pages 46-57, for a recent update on minerals from this mine.

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