Fluorite and Dolomite on Quartz from Manaoshan Mine

Fluorite and Dolomite on Quartz from Manaoshan Mine

Dimension: 7.6cm x 5.2cm x 3.1cm

Weight: 142g

Locality: Manaoshan Mine, Dongpo Ore Field, Suxian District, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China


A beautiful specimen from the limited 2016 find of this less well-known silver-lead-zinc deposit in Hunan Province of China.  The word "Manaoshan" represents the mountain of agates in Chinese.  Striking corsages of light pink Dolomite which have a pearlescent lustre dominate the piece, and is complemented by the underlying light green Fluorite cubes with modified edges and corners.  On a druzy Quartz crystals matrix, it is aesthetic in colors and combination.


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.