Collector's Piece: Pyrite on Phantom Fluorite from Yaogangxian Mine
Dimension: 6cm x 6.5cm x 6cm
Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
What an attractive piece from the Yaogangxian Mine! Superb perfectly terminated, greyish purple to deep purple Phantom Fluorite crystal of excellent luster in extremely complex and sculptural form. The Fluorite crystal has a translucent light greyish purple center and a deep purple outer zoning. Associated with plenty of small and tiny well crystalized brassy-gold Pyrite cubes, this is truly beautiful and mesmerizing!
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.