Collector’s Piece: Phantom Fluorite with Arsenopyrite and Dolomite from Yaogangx

Collector’s Piece: Phantom Fluorite with Arsenopyrite and Dolomite from Yaogangx

Dimension: 5.2cm x 3.4cm x 2cm

Weight: 53g

Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China


A winning Yaogangxian Mine combination specimen which had been kept by my father as his private mineral collection. Whisps of deep purple phantoms are clearly visible due to the exceptional transparency of the aqua blue Fluorite cubes.  Splendent groups of super sharp, metallic-silver Arsenopyrite crystals aesthetically nestled on the Fluorite matrix, creating contrasting visual effect, outstanding!  Tiny crystals of creamy yellow Dolomite adds real pizzazz to the piece.  The Fluorite crystals exhibit a bright purple-blue fluorescence under UV lighting 365nm.  In perfect condition and is complete all around, this is a beautiful representative Yaogangxian combo piece.  Comes with a high quality acrylic display case.


Yaogangxian mine produces some of the world's top quality Fluorite specimens and the area had already been shut down for mining for years. Specimens from this locality are now very sort after by mineral collectors around the world. I can no longer acquire new Yaogangxian specimens from the source because the price has tripled. Luckily we had acquired a decent quantity of the best pieces back in 2004-2005, some of them had been kept as my father’s personal Yaogangxian collections. I highly recommend everyone to at least collect one Yaogangxian piece because this locality is just too remarkable and important.


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.