Fluorite on Muscovite from Yaogangxian Mine
Dimension: 4.5cm x 3.4cm x 1.8cm
Weight: 20g / 100 carat
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A colorful, mesmerizing small Fluorite specimen that was purchased by my father in around 2004-05 in China, and kept until now in his personal Chinese minerals collection of miniatures and small cabinet pieces. This level of Fluorite is just almost impossible to obtain, even at the source now. The color is a bright purple with deep purple edges. It features a group of honey-yellow Muscovite crystals which is hosting several cubic Fluorite. As the photos show there are lots of beautiful details for you to explore all over, outstanding!
Yaogangxian mine produces some of the world's top quality fluorite crystals and the area had already been shut down for mining due to environmental protection. Specimen from this locality are now very sort after by mineral collectors.
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.