Fluorescent Fluorite with Epidote Specimen from Yaogangxian Mine
Dimension: 2.9cm x 2cm x 1.9cm
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
Impressive glassy cubes of purple-blue Fluorite from the well-known Yaogangxian Mine in China. The edges are nicely tinged with deeper purple color which aesthetically accentuates the stepped growth habit of the crystals. Deep green Epidote crystals intergrown is observed both inside the Fluorite and on the surfaces, beautiful! The Fluorite displays a bright blue fluorescence under UV lighting (365 nm). It is transparent and lustrous, a classic fluorite example from this locale.
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.