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FLU3671 - Fluorite with minor Muscovite, Quartz, Calcite and Arsenopyrite

$188.00 Weight: 284 g

Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China
110mm x 62mm x 28mm
This is a very nice Yaogangxian specimen, consisting of cubic fluorites to 16 mm across. The fluorites mostly show purple interior phantoms, with light green transparent fluorite near the outside margins of the crystals. Yellow-green platy muscovite crystals to about 0.5 cm across, colorless prismatic drusy quartz crystals to 0.5 cm long, minor opaque white rhombic calcite crystals to 0.4 cm across, and minor brassy arsenopyrite crystals to 0.6 cm are also present. No damage, except along contacts at the edge 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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