Phantom Fluorite from Yindu Mine, Inner Mongolia
Dimension: 3.7cm x 3.3cm x 2.8cm
Weight: 30g / 150carat
Locality: Yindu Ag-Pb-Zn deposit, Hexigten Banner (Keshiketeng Co.), Ulanhad League (Chifeng Prefecture), Inner Mongolia, China
An attractive Fluorite specimen from the Yindu Mine in Inner Mongolia. The color is a deep denim-blue with a deep to dark blue-purple center zoning. The crystal surfaces are frosted.
Yindu Mine has been gaining fame and popularitey in recent years as a world-class locale that produce top quality Fluorite specimens. Fluorite from this locale features a variety of colors - blue, bluish purple, purple-blue and blue green. It is said to be the next Yaogangxian Mine due to the beautiful phantoms. Yindu Mine's Fluorite crystals are usually less transparent than those from the Yaogangxian Mine, but the colors are more saturated and vivid.
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.