Collector's Piece: Purple-blue Phantom Fluorite and Quartz from Xiayang Mine
Dimension: 6cm x 5cm x 3cm
Locality: Xiayang, Yongchun County, Quanzhou Prefecture, Fujian Province, China
An extraordinary Fluorite specimen associated with Quartz crystals from the famous Xiayang Fluorite Mine in Fujian, China. They have always been named as “Tanzanite” Fluorite due to its color resembling the Tanzanite’s blue. The Fluorite crystals are sharp cuboctahedra with great lustre, the colors range from purple-blue to eggplant-purple. It shows beautiful center color zoning and Quartz inclusions due to its great transparency. Grown on a matrix of sparkly Quartz points in pale yellow color, I would call this a masterpiece of mother nature!
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.