Phantom Fluorite, Calcite, Pyrite and Chalcopyrite from Yaogangxian Mine

Dimension: 3.2cm x 3cm x 2.4cm

Weight: 26g / 130 carat

Locality: Yaogangxian Mine, Yizhang County, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China


An extremely gemmy, classic Fluorite example of the Yaogangxian Mine which exhibits a dramatic phantom.  The Fluorite crystal is an aqua blue with rims and corners highlighted in deeper blue color.  The center zoned phantom is a deep purple color.  Flakes of white translucent Calcite aesthetically sprinkled on top of the Fluorite cubes, associated with smaller crystals of brassy golden Pyrite and creamy yellow Dolomite grown on the underside of the piece, this is a piece that exceeds the usual Yaogangxian standard.  A top quality small specimen mesmerizing in person and in the details!

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