Fluorite on Quartz with Pyrite and Dolomite from Yaogangxian Mine
Dimension: 6.4cm x 5cm x 2.8cm
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yaogangxian W-Sn ore field, Yizhang Co., Chenzhou, Hunan, China
A colorful specimen from the world renowned Yaogangxian mine featuring Deep Purple Phantom Fluorite Cubes perched onto a bed of Clear Quartz Points with bright golden Pyrite intergrown on the underside, like some little gold pieces hidden under the Quartz layer. Pale yellow Dolomite aggregates in the form of spheres aesthetically scattered on top of the biggest Fluorite cube. The main Fluorite cube exhibits beautiful rainbow color and a deep purple color zoning in the center, 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. Specimens from this locale 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.