Collector's Piece: Fluorite on Druzy Quartz from Yindu Mine, Inner Mongolia
Dimension: 9.3cm x 7.6cm x 3.1cm
Locality: Yindu mine. Yindu Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Hexigten Banner, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China
A world-class fine quality Fluorite specimen from the Yindu Mine in Inner Mongolia. The two isolated, perfect Fluorite cubes are measuring 3.5cm x 3.5cm and 2.9cm x 2.6cm in size, magnificent! Both of them have deeper purple edges outlining the color zoning from inside. A layer of minute Druzy Quartz crystals has crystallized on the surface of the second large Fluorite crystal, which creates a sugar-like appearance, mesmerizing! Grown on a matrix of Druzy Quartz crystals which display botryoidal crystal habit and in a honey-yellow color, this truly is a winning piece and a connoisseur-level collectible specimen!
Yindu Mine has been gaining fame and popularitey in recent years as a world-class locale that produce top quality Fluorite specimens. Fluorite from this locale features a variety of colors - blue, bluish purple, purple-blue and blue green. It is said to be the next Yaogangxian Mine due to the beautiful phantoms. Yindu Mine's Fluorite crystals are usually less transparent than those from the Yaogangxian Mine, but the colors are more saturated and vivid.
Fluorite's Maintenance Advice:
Fluorite is extremely susceptible to sunlight, some colours fade slower than others, but they all fade under sunlight. The effect also happens under normal halogen light. Therefore keep Fluorite in a darker part of the home, away from direct sunlight unless it needs to be cleansed and charged. To cleanse and charge Fluorite, just pop it on a windowsill out of direct sunlight or even on a cloudy day for 10 minutes. If it doesn't feel like that is enough, you can use reiki or sound too.