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FLU3807 - Fluorite on Muscovite

$160.00 Weight: 227 g


Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Yizhang County, Hunan Province, China
65mm x 45mm x 26mm
Miniature
This showy specimen consists of a single, stepped cubic cluster of fluorite about 28 mm across, on a muscovite matrix. The fluorite is colorless to very slightly green, with purple phantoms near the crystal surfaces. There are some nicks to the fluorite at the upper right edge, near where it contacted the pocket wall. Ex Collector’s Edge and Gary Maddox collections. 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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