Deep Emerald Green Octahedral Stepped Fluorite Crystal Cluster from Yiwu Mine, C
Dimension: 8.3cm x 7.2cm x 2.6cm
Locality: Yiwu Co., Zhejiang Province, China
This specimen features a group of deep emerald green octahedral fluorite on matrix. The fluorite crystals show multiple and clear stepped faces with a striking finish at the top. The colour of the fluorite is a translucent deep emerald green with a deep purple zoning on the top layer. Very nice three-dimensional construction.
This came out of a small pocket one-time find discovered nearby the Yiwu old mine in early 2019. The Yiwu mine had been in operation since the early 1990s and was shut down a few years ago. I am lucky enough to acquire some of the best pieces from this small pocket in my recent trip to China.
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.